Courier died after hospital visit fine
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Christchurch DPD courier died after hospital visit fine

A delivery driver died months after his firm fined him £150 for attending a hospital appointment.

Don Lane, 53, who had type 2 diabetes, died on 4 January after collapsing in December.

Ruth Lane said her husband had become "terrified" of taking time off work and she wishes she could "just wind back the clock".

In a statement, courier firm DPD said it was "profoundly sorry" about the fine, but added: "We refute the claim that he was under pressure."

  • 06 Feb 2018