Dublin Airport worker settles action with Servisair and DAA
A Dublin Airport baggage handler who claimed he received two electric shocks when plugging a defective power cable into a Boeing 737 aircraft has settled his High Court action.
Patrick Kemmy (39), Park Boulevard, Tyrellstown, Blanchardstown, Dublin, claimed the Dublin Airport Authority and his employer Servisair were negligent by allowing him to use unsafe equipment and by failing to provide him with a safe place of work, which led to the accident in the early hours of April 27th, 2009.
He claimed the cable he was plugging into the aircraft's power socket should have been properly protected against the ingress of water, as it was raining at time, and this caused the electric shocks.
The defendants denied the incident ever happened, and claimed that if it had happened as alleged, he would have not lived to tell the tale. Mr Kemmy, a married father of two, said when he got a shock the first time he plugged the cable in, he thought he had done something wrong and tried again but got a bigger shock the second time.