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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Flight delay – technical fault not extraordinary circumstance and time limit 6 years not 2 says Supreme Court

Following a Jet 2 flight being delayed the airline was ordered to pay compensation to Mr Huzar.  It had argued that the delay was due to a technical fault and so was due to an extraordinary circumstance.  If its argument had succeeded the passengers would not be entitled to the compensation normally payable under the EC Regulation 261/2004.  The decision went against Jet2 so it sought permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.  The application for permission to appeal caused many cases to be put on hold pending this decision.  However, the Supreme Court refused Jet2 permission to appeal meaning the previous Court of Appeal decisions in favour of Mr Huzar still stand namely that technical faults are not an extraordinary circumstance and the airline must pay the compensation due.

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Fibreglass manufacture dangers and injury and illness

Fibreglass (or glass fibre) manufacture carries numerous specific risks of injury or illness.  The ingredients to make glass are heated in a furnace and then the molten glass is released under gravity to flow through perforated metal plates creating threads of molten glass, further chemicals are added to the glass threads before they are wound into heavy packages.

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