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Two pensioners who were hit by flying plywood boarding which collapsed in high winds have received compensation from the company that installed it.
The duo were shopping in Leicester at the time of the accident when strong winds blew over a plywood boarding that had been placed around a restaurant that was undergoing construction work.
Part of the hoarding flew quickly through the air and struck the couple as they were walking down the street. Both were in shock after the accident and the woman's injuries meant she had to go to hospital. Fortunately neither of them suffered serious long-term injuries from the accident.
The pensioners received a lump sum of £500 after the court ordered that Gary Bluff Projects must pay the fee to recompense the pair for their injuries and mental anguish after a Health & Safety inspector found the hoarding had not been built to withstand the kind of sustained winds that caused it to blow over.
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