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Corrosion Linked To Deadly Ohio State Fair Ride Catastrophe

The ride was the Fire Ball, a spinning, swinging pendulum at the Ohio State Fair. It fell apart on July 26, tossing an entire car of people, The family of Tyler Jarrell is making plans with lawyers to file a wrongful death lawsuit. “Everyone who knew Tyler is grief-stricken and in shock,” Amber Duffield, Tyler's mother, said. "We just need to know how and why this happened, and whether it could have been avoided. We hope our demand for real answers will save others from being hurt or killed because of bad or dangerous amusement park rides.” ... Read More

CSX To Appeal Jury Verdict For Camerawoman Killed

CSX Railroad intends to appeal a jury verdict ordering it to pay $3.9 million to the family of a woman killed on the set of “Midnight Rider,” a movie about the life of singer Gregg Allman, after it had just started shooting in southeastern Georgia. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was killed when she was hit by a CSX train Feb. 20, 2014, on a railroad trestle spanning the Altamaha River in Doctortown, Georgia. Six other members of the film crew were injured by flying debris and shrapnel. Richard and Elizabeth Jones, Sarah’s parents, sued CSX and 11 others ... Read More

Lawsuit Filed Over Construction Worker Crushed to Death

A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed over a construction worker who was crushed to death by a large conveyor hoisted by cranes in Staten Island, New York. The lawsuit was filed by Maria Veloso, the wife of Antonio Manuel Veloso, who died from injuries sustained after the conveyor slammed into him. On March 10, Antonio Veloso, 54, was severely injured “when a drag slat conveyor in the process of being hoisted by two cranes operated by Cranes, Inc. and John J. Gall Crane Service Inc. and rigged by JV Trucking & Rigging LLC, were caused to swing into, strike and ... Read More

Lawsuit Filed by Family of Man Killed in Flash Fire

The family of a man killed in a flash fire at a car dealership has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, seeking justice for the loss of their loved one. According to The Mountain Eagle, on June 12, three workers were killed, one seriously injured, and another mildly injured as a result of a flash fire at Carl Cannon Chevrolet Buick GMC in Jasper, Alabama. Jake Jennings of Locust Fork was severely burned while working in the oil change pit of the dealership’s service department. At the age of 39, Jennings passed away the next day at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. The mother of ... Read More

Nursing home death claims draw attention

Long-term care advocates are raising concerns over an unexpectedly large number of wrongful death lawsuits filed against a Syracuse, New York, nursing home over a five-year period. James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre is facing four wrongful death lawsuits filed since 2012 – the most filed against any of the 12 nursing homes in the area. “People very rarely sue when there is nursing home abuse or neglect, even when it leads to the death of the resident,” Richard Mollot, executive director of the Long Term Community Care Coalition, told Syracuse.com. “If a facility has been sued by several different ... Read More

$27M for Duke Energy lineman killed on the job

More than $27 million has been awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit to the family of a Duke Energy Ohio lineman who was killed on the job. Cincinnati.com, a USA Today Network partner, reports that Keith Jester, a 43-year-old senior lineman and trainer who worked for Duke Energy, was climbing a utility pole with another worker in 2014 to remove some lines when the pole cracked at the base. Jester and the worker fell 20 feet and Jester became trapped beneath the broken pole. He was transported to Bethesda Arrow Springs hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other worker was injured, ... Read More

Family of Man Burned to Death in Kiln Sues Plant

The family of a man trapped and burned to death in a kiln has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his employer. According to KSLA News, Arturo Gonzales entered a 300-foot kiln at Marshall Pottery for maintenance on April 16. When an automated system suddenly closed the doors and heated up the kiln, Gonzales was burned up inside. Just two days later, OSHA opened an investigation into Gonzales’ death. “It’s our hope that what we’re going to do is shed a great deal of light on what this industry is supposed to have to make sure that individuals such as the ... Read More

Soybean Plant Explosion kills worker

The family of a man killed in a soybean plant explosion has filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the company’s negligence led to the man’s death. The Argus Leader reported that Randy Lee Satter, a 39-year-old employee of CCM Welding Repair and Fabrication of Minneota, Minnesota, had been sent to the South Dakota Soybean Processors plant in Volga to install a catwalk on an industrial tank. According to the lawsuit, Satter was allowed to “drill, cut, grind and weld in the location and during the construction of the catwalk” under a “hot work permit” given to him when he arrived at the ... Read More

Adventureland worker dies after fall on the job

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the wife of an Adventureland worker who was killed last year while operating a water ride. Steve Booher, 68, was a retired postal worker, a former pastor, and was enjoying retirement with this wife, Gladys, by traveling the country in their RV. When the Oklahoma couple arrived in the middle of Iowa, Booher decided to take a job at Adventureland in Altoona.. “Steve was having a great time,” Gladys posted on Facebook. “He loved watching the kids enjoying the rides.” Six days into his new job, on June 7, Booher was tending the Raging River ... Read More

Boy Crushed To Death In Atlanta’s Revolving Restaurant

A 5-year-old boy was crushed to death Friday afternoon after being caught in a revolving restaurant at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta. The boy, identified by Atlanta authorities as Charlie Holt, was visiting Atlanta with his family from Charlotte, North Carolina. He was having lunch at the Sun Dial restaurant with his parents. The restaurant continually revolves on the 73rd floor of the hotel, giving diners a 360-degree view of the city and surrounding area. The child reportedly wandered about four or five feet away from the window table where his parents were seated and ... Read More