A truck driver from Kildare has been awarded €80,000 compensation for
serious facial injuries he received after being struck by a steel wedge. Thirty-eight-year-old
Keith Dowling was nearly decapitated by the wedge, Mr Justice John McMenamin heard.
The wedge, which was being used to secure the ballast weight to the trailer at
the time it detached, caused permanent damage to Mr Dowling’s face. It was being hammered into place by a co-worker when it