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Complainant Name:
Mr Alan Shannon

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Herald (Glasgow)


Mr Alan Shannon complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article reporting on a Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (FAI) which contained inaccuracies and was misleading.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification:

We reported on June 30 that "the driver of a giant dumper truck crushed two colleagues to death while reading a newspaper". The Fatal Accident Inquiry report into the incident found that one of the reasons the deaths might have been avoided was "if Alan Shannon [the driver] had paid more attention and in particular had not been reading a newspaper in the cab of his vehicle". Other factors were also cited in the report. We are happy to clarify this point.

Date Published: 02/02/2012

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