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Plant worker wins £15,000 from Nuttall

A PLANT operator forced to give up work after being injured working on the Millennium Dome has won £15,000 in compensation from Nuttall after a five-year battle.

John Bridgland was loading steel into skips on the Greenwich site in December 1997 when a piece flew off into his cab and smashed his right hand.

He was working for London firm City Recycling on the job with Nuttall as main contractor.

Mr Bridgland, 52, was forced to give up his job and become a chauffeur. He said: 'On jobs such as sea defence, I could earn up to £1,500 a week. On chauffeuring it's about £110 a week.'

Mr Bridgland has had one operation and may need a further two, which will cost £10,000 in total.

Nuttall declined to comment.