Flag Up Concerns Over Gates - HSE Homeowners With Automatic Gates Should Alert Authorities To Safety Concerns 06.07.2010 06/07/2010 Residents with automatic gates should alert authorities over any safety concerns to avoid further tragedies, according to health and safety officials. A five-year-old girl was killed at a block of flats in south Wales on Sunday, just five days after a six-year-old girl was killed by an automatic gate in Manchester. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has now launched a joint investigation into the deaths. Inspectors visited the scene of the accident in Bridgend and are assisting police with their investigation. Police and the HSE have asked residents in Manchester to leave similar gates to the one involved in the tragedy locked open until they can be fully examined to ensure they do not pose a danger. A spokesman for the HSE said: "Should anyone have any concerns about electric gates on their housing development, they should speak to their management company or their installer. They have a duty to ensure the gates will stop safely, should they be obstructed." Copyright © Press Association 2010 Jonathan Betts, a partner at law firm Irwin Mitchell, said: "I welcome the investigation following these two horrific fatal accidents. Whilst the circumstances of the accidents are not yet fully known, clearly something has gone seriously wrong.” Related articles 20.09.2017Mental Health Trust Pays Damages To Family Of Vulnerable Man Who Died In High Rise Fire 20.09.2017Landmark Legal Ruling Will Allow Doctors to Withdraw Treatment To Those Suffering Debilitating Diseases if Families Agree 20.09.2017Inquest Finds Alzheimer Suffer Died Due To Ingesting Chlorine Tablets 19.09.2017Two Women Instruct Lawyers After Being Abused By Dr Philip Schuppler 19.09.2017Specialist Public Health Lawyers Instructed After Dry Ice Cocktail Drank at The Alchemist ‘Leaves Man With Severe Stomach Burns'