A 21 year old refuse worker has been awarded a £3.75 million compensation payment after he was paralysed in a crash resulting from his workmate performing a ‘shift load manoeuvre’. The driver had already been convicted of dangerous driving earlier in the year and a supervisor convicted of aiding and abetting. Although the Health and Safety Executive appear not to be following this case up, one can only speculate as to increase in the employer’s vehicle fleet insurance premiums as a result of this incident.