In February 2003, plaintiff was injured when he fell off a frame ladder while trying to install sheet metal. He sustained elbow, finger, knee and shoulder injuries. He sued the defendants, claiming that they violated labor laws because he was not provided safe equipment. He claimed that the ladder was wobbly and that the injury took place under the state's elevation-related hazard statute.
Breakdown of $15,208,168 plaintiff verdict:
The case settled after verdict for $7,940,000.
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