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Broken bones suffered during an accident at work could lead to a man launching a compensation claim against his employer.
Zak Davis sustained a dislocated and fractured hip socket, as well as a shattered pelvis, when he was buried up to the waist by a collapsed trench while he worked for Phil Watson Civil Engineering in Lincolnshire in August last year.
The 36-year-old used to kick box for England but has had to give up the sport due to the severity of his work injuries.
As a result of this accident, Mr Davis had to undergo ten hours of surgery and is still unable to return to work.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that his employer failed to install proper measures to stop the trench collapsing.
Tony Mitchell of the body commented, "This incident could have been prevented by the use of mechanical trench supports or by sloping the trench sides further."
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