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Worker awarded £3.75 million in damages

A local authority has lambasted the practice of load shifting after a recycling worker was awarded £3.75 million in damages from an incident which left him severely disabled.  The manoeuvre is used by driving the collection vehicle at speed before braking hard, which leads to the load shifting up the body of the vehicle. However, an employee of Lichfield District Council (LDC) used the technique with disastrous consequences, causing the lorry to overturn. ...