A plumber form Finglas, Dublin has been awarded �6,750 in
compensation for breaking his ankle after tripping over a stray wire at the Dun
Laoghaire Golf Club. Barry McGrath had just finished working on the golf course
in May 2010 when he tripped on a wire on his way out of work. He was
subsequently taken to the VHI Swiftcare Clinic at Dublin City University to
have his injuries assessed.
Left unable to work by his injury, Barry pursued his claim against
Cosgraves Developments, the managers of the site at which he was injured.
Cosgraves denied liability, claiming that the wire over which Barry tipped should
have been noticed by him as it was bright blue and easy to spot.