Farm workers to seek damages?

Two professionals in the agricultural industry may decide to pursue compensation claims following an accident at work.

Ian Murray and David Alston Junior were both hurt while working for Nether Dysart Farms in Scotland in May 2010 as they operated a telescopic handler.

At the time of this incident, the duo were carrying out repairs on some fencing in fields next to Lunan Bay and the North Sea when the piece of equipment went out of control and slipped down onto a cliff edge.

When they attempted to recover it, the vehicle they were using started rolling down a bank and ran over Mr Murray, while his colleague was injured because he had to jump out of the motor.

Mr Alston subsequently suffered a fractured pelvis, but his co-worker was more seriously hurt and sustained numerous broken bones, as well as a punctured lung and a dislocated shoulder, resulting in him needing several operations.

Posted by Emily SwansonADNFCR-1500-ID-801351758-ADNFCR

27/04/2012 16:52