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cable across communal footpath

A little over a year ago contractors for Virgin Media laid a cable across a communal footpath,poured concrete over it & disappeared saying we don't have the tools to put it under the path ,this was an improvement on the bit of carpet that was used in the first place but we all thought it was not on but no one came back.Today an 88 year old tripped over it & is now in hospital with facial injuries.Is there a department to report this to as it is a health & safety risk.

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Hi FREDDO1234,

 

Thank you for your post and welcome to the community. 

 

I'm sorry to hear about this. Just to confirm is this on your property or outside it?

 

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 Hi it is on a communal footpath shared by all the residents that runs along the front of the buildings,all I need is a contact email to take this further.

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Thank you for that. Can you please provide us with closet address to the cable so we can get this investigated?

 

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I wanted to obtain an email address so images & pictures could be sent along with a complaint.

 

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We don't have an email address that can be used to for the point you have raised. If you can post the pictures and information on here we can pass this to the relevant team. 

 

Do you have active services with ourselves? 

 

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if its on a footpath then its the councils land ?? - not saying this wont get sorted via here but you should be contacting the council and making the point on health and safety - things might happen quicker

the injured person or his/her family should contact citizens advice for legal advice re compensation for injury caused by VM or their sub contractor imo

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Ok thank you for your help I will pursue another avenue of recourse.

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 Hi all that is in hand ,the person concerned just wanted an email address to complain to

as she could not find a point of contact anywhere.I think it has something to do with being

independent etc.Thanks again

for replying.

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