Plaintiff was removing a commercial water storage tank -$990,000 Settlement

Brief Result Summary | Construction Case Results | Mainetti Mainetti & O'Connor

Date of Settlement: August 24, 2009
Court: Supreme Court, Saratoga County
Plaintiff: 31 year old, part-time laborer
Case Facts: Plaintiff was removing a commercial water storage tank for re-assembly in a different location when an improperly secured, supporting device of a ladder erected in a truck bed was caused to be pushed away from the surface area Plaintiff was working on as the result of plaintiff's work activity. Plaintiff fell approximately 14 feet to the ground.
Injuries/Damages: Fractured right leg requiring surgery and internal fixations, as well as thoracic injury requiring discectomy procedures. Plaintiff was permanently, partially disabled as a result of the accident.
Case prosecuted by Alfred B. Mainetti was settled before trial and after summary judgment on liability.

Awarded: $990,000

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