Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Fire chief says health and safety law 'prevents rescue'

The head of Scotland's largest fire brigade has claimed health and safety law is preventing firefighters from saving lives.

Strathclyde's fire chief Brian Sweeney also said it was time for a change in the law to protect his staff from prosecution when rescues went wrong.

His comments follow a fatal accident inquiry into the death of a woman whose rescue was delayed for safety reasons.

Alison Hume died after being trapped in a mine shaft for six hours.

link - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-12610863

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