A lorry driver, who sustained serious facial injuries when he was struck by a steel wedge, has been awarded 80,000 Euros by the High Court. Mr Justice John MacMenamin heard how Keith Dowling (38) of Kildangan, County Kildare, was almost decapitated as a steel wedge, being used to secure the ballast weight on his trailer, shot from its mounting causing permanent damage to Mr. Dowling’s face resulting in a severe facial injury. The wedge was being hammered in place by a co-worker when the accident happened.