A lorry driver has begun legal proceedings against his former employer after an accident at work left him wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life.
According to the Herald Series, Neil Cooper, a man of 28 years of age, is now paraplegic following an incident while he was making a delivery for 3663 Food Services - one of the UK's largest foodservice companies - in October 2006.
Mr Cooper was crushed under a metal roll cage as he unloaded goods at the Marriott Hotel in Slough while working for BFS Group as a delivery driver.
He is now paralysed from the neck down and his employer has since admitted breaching section three of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
A representative of Mr Cooper commented on the case: "The results of the accident have been catastrophic. Mr Cooper's injuries have left him with a severe disability."
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Posted by Daniel Stevens