an article on the unexpected dangers posed by summer time activities, I was particularly saddened to read of the death of a 48 year old man in Oxfordshire, who tragically died on Friday evening. " />

Summer time dangers - Take heed

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It is reported that he was attempting to make a barbeque by cutting through an empty oil drum. I have to say that I can remember my own father doing such a thing.

Sadly, it is thought that a spark from the angle grinder that he was using ignited fumes inside the drum. He suffered fatal head injuries. 

This tragedy cannot but serve as a reminder to be careful when undertaking activities at home. We see so little sun in this country that it is easy to let our guard down and do things that we wouldn't normally do.  When it finally shows its face, the sun tends to make us feel carefree and invincible.  Unfortunately, this is not the case.  Already this summer I have seen several deaths reported arising from carefree spirits.

Take care out there.  Enjoy the summer but please take heed.


Deborah Blackmore

Chartered Legal Executive - Personal Injury team

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