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4th January 2016

Carer wins compensation after lift-shaft fall at work

A carer has been awarded more than £50,000 in compensation after plunging down a lift shaft at a nursing home in a fall where her patient died.

Carol Conway, 52, survived falling 20ft (6m) at Pontcanna House Care Home, Cardiff, in 2012 as she reversed May Lewis, 96, in her wheelchair. The Care Council for Wales said her actions were not deliberate or reckless.

Owner Dr Nasik Al-Mufti was fined £100,000 in August for breaching health and safety regulations.

Mrs Conway, who had been a carer for 29 years, broke her back, ribs, left foot and punctured her lung and was left unconscious. Her patient, Mrs Lewis, had been at the home for just five days, broke 52 bones and died.

Read more on the BBC website: 

Carer Carole Conway 'assumed' lift was there

Pontcanna House head knew of fault

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