Thursday 19 October 2017

Man choked to death on piece of ham on the bus

Dublin Coroner's Court
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A coroner will write to Dublin Bus in relation to emergency medical protocols after a man choked on a piece of ham on the 46A.

Séamus Farrell (56), of North Circular Road, Dublin was pronounced dead at the Mater Hospital on May 7, 2015. Dublin Coroner's Court heard he got the 46A and arrived at Infirmary Road at 5pm.

Bus driver Abandkata Camara said: "He stood up with his shopping bag and then fell back into his seat and slumped forward."

Coroner Dr Crona Gallagher asked if the driver had first aid instruction as part of his driver training and he replied no. He followed protocol by calling the control office and waiting in his cab.

Dr Gallagher returned a narrative verdict and said she would write to Dublin Bus outlining the family's concerns about protocol in dealing with medical emergencies.

Irish Independent

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