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A French court reportedly ordered a pig farm to pay damages to a former worker who claims he went deaf because of the incessant squeals of the animals.

A court in Lons-le-Saunier ruled that the owner had committed an "inexcusable error" by failing to protect Serge Personeni from a work hazard, according to the AFP.

The amount to be paid to Personeni, 59, who worked there from September 2001 until February 2008, will be decided later after he is inspected by a doctor.

Personeni was in charge of feeding and looking after nearly 4,000 pigs.

Deafness was recognized as a work hazard in France in 2012. It was then decided that those working in places with decibel levels higher than 85 should receive protective equipment.

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