Worker in line for multi-million settlement…

EDS accepts 90% liability in case that left operator brain damaged.

A machine operator has won a multimillion-pound settlement after a work injury left him with brain damage.

Christopher Kaye, 57, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will receive a lump sum of £1.75 million, plus annual payments of £135,000 for life, his legal team said.

Mr Kaye was working on a construction site in Sheffield for a demolition company when he was hit in the face by machinery in October 2008.

His employer Euro Dismantling Services Ltd has accepted 90% liability.

Mr Kaye’s legal team said the damages package was likely to reach £4.2m based on a life expectancy of 20 years.

He was changing the grapple attachment on an excavator when a metal bar sprang out and hit him in the face, knocking him to the ground.

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