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Road Paver Crushed by Lorry takes Legal Action

A road paver, who was severely injured when he was crushed by a lorry, is reported to be taking legal action for compensation.

Robbie Murray was injured whilst working on road repairs on the C2 road near Rhonehouse. An accident took place in which the vehicle he was in (a tar spreader) was struck by a tipper lorry.

Mr Murray suffered serious back injuries and pelvic injuries in the incident, which have had a lasting impact on his life. Even two years after the accident, he is still unable to lift up his young daughter due to his injuries. He has also been told by medical professionals that he will develop arthritis, which could leave him unable to work in 10 years time.

Mr Murray was working for Hamilton Tarmac at the time of the incident. They had been sub-contracted by Dumfries and Galloway Council for the work. The council was fined £40,000 this week for failing to ensure a safe system of work for vehicles involved in road repairs at the site.

Mr Murray tells the Kilmarnock Standard that he was taking legal action against the council, although he is yet to receive a compensation offer from them at this time.

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