A grave digger has received compensation of £65,672 after falling into a burial plot at a cemetery.
The unnamed man was employed by Birmingham City Council at the time of the accident. He was preparing a burial plot when he fell. He suffered an injury to his right knee in the accident and sought compensation from his employers.
The grave digger fell into the ground when the burial chamber collapsed. This collapse was deemed to be the fault of Birmingham City Council for allowing an unsafe system of work.
The details of his case are reported by the Sunday Mercury, who made a Freedom of Information Request to the council for details of compensation claims they had been involved in between 2010 and 2011.
Other noticeable reported cases include that of a school worker who was awarded £100,000. This worker had suffered a back injury after slipping on food on the floor of the school’s dinner hall.
Two other cases saw school workers receive £19,890 and £17,905 compensation respectively. The first case involved a fractured knee injury after a fall on an un-gritted icy path, whilst the second case involved a trip over raised carpet edging strip and a defective floor.