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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.

Matthew Watton was crushed under the truck

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