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Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 May 2007, 07:28 GMT 08:28 UK
1m for worker trapped in rubble
Matthew Watton
Mr Watton thought he would never walk again after the accident
A former maintenance worker who lost part of his leg in an accident at work has been awarded almost 1m in compensation.

Matthew Watton was crushed when a tipper truck toppled onto its side, trapping him against a pile of rubble on a building site two years ago.

Mr Watton, from Shifnal in Shropshire, now works as a primary school football coach in the Dawley area.

He said the money will go towards prosthetic care.

He said: "When I came out it was one of those things that was really painful - for an hour and a half being trapped and not knowing whether you were going to die."

Mr Watton said he thought he would never walk again after part of his left leg was amputated.




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