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According to data obtained by the Sunday Mercury under a freedom of information request, Birmingham City Council granted this sum to the man after he fell into a burial plot he was preparing.
Overall in the five-year period between 2004 and 2009, the local authority - which is led by councillor Mike Whitby - handed out some £4.9 million in damages following compensation claims for various reasons.
In addition to the grave digger's successful damages pursuit, the council has also awarded a sum of £100,000 to a worker who slipped over in a school canteen and £20,000 to a professional who fell over on an icy path.
Meanwhile, the news source also found that £20,000 was granted to someone who got hurt when they tripped on a carpet edge in a school.
Posted by Francesca Witney
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