A father who was badly burned by wet cement in a terrifying accident on a construction site has been awarded a substantial injury compensation payout.
Tommy Clough, 30, was working on the Freeman Hospital’s new cancer centre in Newcastle when he fell five metres through the foundations with wet cement pouring onto his body, the Evening Chronicle reports.
After ten minutes his colleagues managed to free him from the cement, but not before he had sustained severe cement burns across his body.
He required three operations on his ankle and extensive counselling to deal with the horrific ordeal, although fortunately the cement did not leave permanent scars.
Mr Clough’s former employer, Laing O’Rourke, admitted liability for the incident and paid him an injury compensation settlement out of court.
Construction sites around the country were recently warned by the Health and Safety Executive to secure their sites over the Christmas period to reduce the risk of accidents and injury compensation claims.