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Facial Injury Work Compensation of €80k awarded

Posted on: March 19th, 2011

A truck driver, who was struck by a steel wedge, has been awarded 80,000 Euros by the High Court in a facial injury work compensation claim.

Mr Justice John MacMenamin heard how Keith Dowling (38), was almost decapitated as a steel wedge, being used to secure the ballast weight on his trailer, shot from its mounting causing permanent damage to Mr. Dowling’s face.

The wedge, which measured 14 inches by 6 inches, was being hammered in place by a co-worker when the accident happened.