Leg crush man wins payout
A man whose leg was crushed in a potato harvesting accident has been awarded £71,000 damages in a case against a Co Londonderry agricultural contractor.
Stephen Hyndman was injured as he tried to clear blocked machinery in a field in Cumbria in September 2003.
His trousers became caught in the harvester, pulling his foot in and causing crush injuries to his lower leg.
The 28-year-old had wanted to be an HGV lorry driver, but a High Court judge accepted his chances have been “handicapped” by what happened.
Mr Hyndman brought an action against William Brown, an agricultural contractor from Magherafelt who had 15 people working for him in Northern Ireland and Cumbria.