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Man who last arm in workplace accident seeks compensation

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.