A former soldier who almost lost his leg after falling at a Doncaster Council waste recycling site has won injury compensation over the incident.
Frank Sharpe, 57, was dropping off a cardboard box at the Carcroft site in August 2005 when his left foot slipped on the surface of a ramp, while his right foot became stuck, the South Yorkshire Star reports.
He landed on his thigh and slid ten feet to the bottom of the ramp, prompting emergency surgery which at one stage doctors thought would necessitate the removal of his leg.
Mr Sharpe has now been awarded a "substantial" injury compensation payout from the insurance company of the external contractor managing the site.
"Now that the compensation claim has been settled, my family and I can concentrate on moving on with our lives," he told the paper.
Slip-related injury compensation claims totalling more than GBP 1 million could soon be facing Leicestershire businesses after the recent icy weather, the Leicester Mercury reports.