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Forklifts forks caused trip hazard. Now I have a badly sprained hand

Reported in the Damaged / Missing / Facing Wrong Way category anonymously at 19:47, Thursday 5 September 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 3 minutes later. ref: 1757598.

House 9 Holyrood Road is currently being built. For many months a forklift was parked in front of the property with the forks beneath the kerb. On This monday evening 02/09/2019 at approximately 9.15pm coming back from the shop, I crossed on the corner of Holyrood Road opposite house 9. I was happy in my own thoughts as I crossed, the next thing I was sprawled in agony on my front on the path. Id tripped over the forks of the forklift truck, I hadn't seen them because it was pitch black n there were no warning signs. In the darkness I forgot about the forks. I now have a badly sprained hand, other cuts and bruises. So I am unable to do my volunteering role at Bridge, as a maintenance volunteer, which is impacting on my mental health, never mind the pain in my hand. Since my neighbour asking Tues evening what had happened n me telling him, all of a sudden the forklift has gone !! I went into the council tues, no one could speak to me, ive rung Highways Agency, they don't deal with Residential Roads. I worked hard to get my Cscs card and when I am doing any construction work at Bridge, others safety is MY number 1 priority. But its evident the builder constructing number 9 doesn't think the same! I hope that you guys can re educate the builder about HnS laws so no one ends up dead. Builders details in attached photos.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 19:50, Thursday 5 September 2019

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:51, Friday 6 September 2019

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:37, Thursday 12 September 2019

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