Council worker whose hand was crushed by playground equipment wins £8,000 payout

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A council maintenance worker who took early retirement after his hand was crushed by playground equipment has won an £8,000 payout from his employers.

David Bleasdale, from Todmorden, was working for Calderdale Council in July 2009 when the accident happened.

The 55-year-old was loading heavy metal skateboard ramps on to the back of a lorry when one of the ramps fell and crushed his hand.

 

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