Industrial Accident Case Settles for $2.6 Million

This was a premises liability action arising from Defendant Carpenter Technology Corp.’s negligence in directing a crew of industrial site workers to modify their task. The modification was completely unnecessary and was directed without considering whether the benefits of the change were worth the associated safety risks to workers. The result was a career-ending injury to Plaintiff, caused by interference in the means and methods of the work Reading Crane (RC) was contracted to perform. As a result of a steel beam rolling onto his left lower leg, Plaintiff was severely injured, including and especially permanent nerve damage with chronic pain. His left talus bone was broken and he incurred significant soft tissue damage from the crushing force of a 1500-pound steel beam.