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January 14, 2013
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Man awarded $40m after work incident
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

A St Ann resident who had both legs severed during an incident at his workplace, was awarded $40 million in damages on Friday.

The money was awarded to Curlon Lawrence, a 28-year-old labourer from St Ann's Bay.

The judgment was handed down by Justice Brian Sykes in the Supreme Court.

The proceedings started on Monday and concluded on Wednesday.

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Lawrence was employed to Channus Block Making and Quarry in St Ann. On September 23, 2006 he was cleaning a mixer on the property, when another worker reportedly turned on the machine which caught Lawrence and cut off both legs from the pelvic area.

He subsequently sought legal redress and sued for damages. He was represented by attorneys-at-law Sean Kinghorn and Danielle Archer, while Simone Mayhew represented the block factory.

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