05 May 2009
Man who last arm in workplace accident seeks compensation
A man who lost his arm in an accident at work is suing his employers for £2 million.
Steven Gallon was working at Inverboyndie Waste Treatment Plant near Whitehills in Banff, which is located on the north-east coast of Scotland, when the incident occurred.
The 42-year-old father got his hand caught between an unguarded roller and a conveyor belt.
As a result, he lost his left arm and shoulder, as well as part of his collar bone.
He now lives with his father, Ian Gallon, who claims he has been left a "changed man" as a result of the incident.
According to Mr Gallon, his son still wakes up screaming from flashbacks and nightmares.
A hearing is expected to take place later this month.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Aberdeenshire council, which runs the waste treatment plant, said the authority's insurers are handling the case and no further comment can be made at this stage.