Firm Wins Settlement for Injured Maintenance Man
A restaurant maintenance man who fell from a ladder and sustained serious injuries was awarded $1.4 million in damages. The man, who was 57 years old at the time of the accident, had been assisting an electrician in replacing the wiring system of the building’s air conditioning system, which was located on the rooftop. As he was climbing back down, the ladder fell, causing him to fall 12 feet and land on his head on the marble floor below. Plaintiff suffered a multitude of injuries including extensive brain hemorrhages and fractures to his skull, ribs and spine.
When a jury rules like this in a sexual harrasment case, they know that it was international, and they also know that the reason this manager was able to get away with this was that the company had to be looking the other way."