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Foundry worker wins compensation

Foundry worker wins compensation

A foundry worker from Stenhousemuir has been awarded more than £134,000 after he fell from a platform lift, the BBC reports.

David Munnoch fell 10ft and broke his back on impact in the incident, which occurred in 2003.

He subsequently had to spend four months in a spinal brace and required six months of physiotherapy.

Medical experts who assessed Mr Munnoch said that he would suffer from a "restrictive amount of pain" for the rest of life. He has been unable to work as a metal dresser since.

At a hearing, Tay-Forth Foundries, who admitted liability, were ordered to pay £134,822 plus interest for the pain and suffering caused and for the future loss of earnings.

In related news, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust was recently fined £8,000 following an incident in which a patient fell out of a window and sustained a fractured ankle.