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Derbyshire Man Too Fat To Work In Case He Falls On Colleagues

BARRY Fowers, of Hatton, Derbyshire, can’t work in case he falls on a colleague and injures them.

Mr Fowers, 51, weighs 30 stone.

Until last October, he worked as an assembler fitter for a Burton-based company.

Says he:

Because I was having a lot of time off for medical reasons, I was edged towards voluntary redundancy.”

His wife, Shirley, vice-chairman of Hatton Parish Council, adds:

“One of the main reasons he volunteered to take the pay-off was because he was classed as a potential danger to himself. Also, he was a potential risk to his work colleagues in case he fell on them.”

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Posted: 7th, September 2010 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2)