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An accident at work has led to a former England kick boxer having to give up the sport.
Zak Davis was injured when a trench he was working on at a housing development collapsed, leaving him buried up to his waist.
The 36-year-old was hit by falling material including a large lump of concrete and pinned down by his legs.
He dislocated and fractured his hip socket and his pelvis was shattered, which required ten hours of surgery to repair.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive led to his employers Phil Watson Civil Engineering Limited being handed a £10,000 fine for failing to prevent the incident.
HSE inspector Tony Mitchell said: "This incident could have been prevented by the use of mechanical trench supports or by sloping the trench sides further. Instead, a man has been left with life-changing injuries."
According to the International Sports Kickboxing Association, the full-contact sport, originated in the US in the early 70s as a form of karate.
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