$300,000 was awarded to an injured millwright who fell through a floor grate.
The plaintiff was working in an industrial facility on a demolition project which included the replacement of a platform system made up of grating. At some point prior to his fall, his company had begun cutting welds to remove floor grates slated for demolition. While working to secure a floor grade that had begun to fall, the piece the plaintiff was standing on slid out from under him and caused him to fall through the opening down to the floor below where he suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery.
The defendant building owner claimed that the plaintiff’s employer was to blame and that they had no knowledge of the work activities. Numerous depositions showed that the defendant had separately contracted with another company for building repairs and allowed them to walk through the demolition area causing a grate to dislodge and placing the plaintiff and his coworkers in danger. Our firm represented the plaintiff in both his worker’s compensation claim against his employer for his on the job injuries, as well as against the building owner in this strongly contested matter. A successful resolution in both of his cases was obtained.
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