Family of Man Crushed By Digger Awarded Compensation

The family of a man crushed to death between two diggers at
his workplace in Co Wicklow have been granted �550,000 in compensation by Mr
Justice John Quirke at the High Court. Twenty-seven-year-old Ronan Conway was
killed when he went to investigate something which had fallen on the ground
where he was working. On leaving the cab of the digger, Conway was crushed by
the two diggers, in one of which he had failed to lock the safety lever in
place.

Conway’s employers, OB Hire and Sales Limited disputed liability,
claiming that Conway failed to heed advice which was given to him when taught
how to operate a digger. They claimed that his own negligence led to his
accident.