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Child injury costs firm £6k

A Durham firm has been ordered to pay £6,000 after a child suffered serious injury after being hit by falling paving stones.

The victim suffered severe lacerations to his right leg after two paving stones, weighing 64 kg each, fell and struck his leg.

The child was playing on the estate where he lived, in Hunwick, Crook, County Durham, near where the paving stones were being stored during construction work.

RTP Construction of Pelton, Chester Le Street, Tyne and Wear, was fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £2,000 compensation to the injured child.

The company was not represented in court due to a winding up order being made against the company on August 7 2007.