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Forced deliveries injure post worker

Issue No. 2270

A post worker in Merseyside injured herself after being forced to deliver mail just days after undergoing invasive keyhole surgery, a tribunal heard last week.

Pauline McCallion suffered an internal rupture and had to have one of her fallopian tubes removed after she was placed on full delivery duties immediately after returning to work.

Three days later she was taken to hospital with acute abdominal pain. The hearing in Liverpool heard she was made to lift mailbags weighing up to 16 kilograms.


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Tue 20 Sep 2011, 18:04 BST
Issue No. 2270
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