Two companies and a construction worker have settled a ten-year battle over injuries the worker suffered on the job. Cost: $2.7 million.
Kevin King suffered a spinal injury when he fell 18 feet from a ladder onto a concrete floor at a car dealership construction site in Clarence, NY.
King was working on a ladder to reach the ceiling to install vent piping. While standing on the sixth step of the ladder, a bit jammed in a drill causing it to buck and hit King in the face, knocking him off the ladder.
King’s attorney says the work site lacked safety equipment such as netting or railings. King underwent surgery and hasn’t been able to return to work as a plumber.
The settlement was with Franklin Downing, owner of the property, and D.R. Chamberlain Corp., the general contractor.