Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Worker who lost leg in construction accident receives $13M

A construction worker whose leg had to be amputated after it was crushed by falling beams recovered a $13 million settlement.

In 2005, Timothy McGuire was standing near an 80-foot I-beam on the Harrah's casino construction site in Chester when an aerial boom operator hit the beam, causing a chain reaction of falling beams. They landed on McGuire's right leg, crushing it. After 16 surgeries, his leg ultimately had to be amputated above-the-knee.

McGuire and his wife blamed general contractor T.N. Ward and subcontractors Samuel Grossi & Sons and E&R Erectors, arguing that they failed to ensure workers' safety. The plaintiffs also alleged the beams were improperly stored. Lawsuits against Harrah's Entertainment and Chester Downs were dismissed after the other parties agreed to the settlement. The case was filed in Philadelphia County.

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At C&C Law, we have handled many construction site accidents in both Pennsylvania and New York. See more information on the website relating to construction site accidents here and here.

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