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Phil Stacey suffered a rupture in the joint when thousands of eggs fell off the back of his truck as he loaded 600 kgs worth of the produce onto the vehicle at a farm in Devon in 2008, Bideford People reports.
The 60-year-old explained that he lost his footing while completing the task and tried desperately to hold on to the manual pump on the forklift he was using as he "didn't want to see umpteen thousand eggs smashed to pieces".
However, he eventually had to let go and stated that he carried on working through the pain barrier for several months afterwards before finally seeking professional medical attention.
Mr Stacey added that he was never given any training on how to lift heavy objects and has now been awarded damages for his ordeal.
This comes after the same news source reported that war veteran Graham Mills received damages from Devon County Council after he was hurt due to a pothole.
Posted by Emily Swanson
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