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Worker injured by major electric shock wins compensation pay-out

Worker injured by major electric shock wins compensation pay-out

2 July 2017 Email this article

An ex-British Telecom worker who suffered a major electric shock while working near overhead power lines in a Sussex village has won a compensation pay-out, The Hastings Observer reports.

Cherry picker operator Ian Andrew Milroy was injured while working in Catsfield, near Battle, in August 2009. The 57-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest, brain damage and burns when he was shocked. He has also since experienced anxiety and depression.

His lawyers sued British Telecommunications Plc on his behalf, but the company denied blame for the incident.

However, at a hearing in February 2015, Mr Justice William Davis found the business two-thirds responsible for what happened, ruling that the ‘training given to Mr Milroy was not adequate’. A final settlement of Mr Milroy’s claim was today approved by Judge David Pittaway QC, although the amount of his pay-out was kept confidential.