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Dundalk Fireman Settles Claim for Work Compensation

Posted: May 21st, 2010

A fireman from Dundalk, Co Louth has settled a claim taken against his employer Dundalk County Council and the owner of a building that caught fire. Vincent McGuinness was injured after falling five metres from his ladder while fighting the fire at Culhane Street, Dundalk in February 2004.

McGuinness was forced to spend three days in hospital as a result of his fall, during which he suffered a vertebrate injury caused by the ground impact. His breathing apparatus was still attached to his back at the time he hit the ground.

The fireman took his claim on the basis that the owner of the building did not take adequate safety precautions to ensure that a fire did not happen there.


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