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Teenager goes deaf in carbon monoxide poisoning

A teenager has been robbed of his hearing in an accident at his place of work.  The fast food worker also lost his friend and co-worker in the same incident.  The two young men had been working at a South London carry-out food retailer when they were overcome with carbon monoxide fumes.  They were found unconscious on the store room floor by their employer, who called emergency services.  The two young men were rushed to hospital where one lost his fight for life and the other was in a coma for several days.  It was discovered when he regained consciousness that he had been left profoundly deaf as a result of his exposure to the gas. 

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Council pays out £300,000 in compensation

It was revealed, following a Freedom of Information request, that Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council paid out almost £300,000 in compensation to staff between January 2012 and December last year. The biggest payout saw an employee walk away with £28,616 after being exposed to asbestos during employment, with another employee winning £3,000 after falling on hot tarmac.

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Firefighter wins six-figure sum

A severely injured firefighter has been awarded a six-figure compensation payout four years after he fell from a broken ladder. Michael Hollings had been working in the service for eight years when he suffered the injuries during a training exercise. He had been climbing a 13.5m ladder when it cracked and he fell to the ground in May 2011.

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Border staff receive £20k compensation

Recent figures have revealed that border workers are claiming thousands of pounds in compensation every year for repetitive strain injuries.  It has been found that dozens of staff are suing the Home Office with claims of injury caused by leaning out of the windows to check passports in France.  This follows a compensation payout made to two Border workers, claiming they had “Calais shoulder”, a repetitive strain injury in the neck and shoulders, which saw them awarded with £20,000 compensation.

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