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Supreme Court Tosses Worker's Tort Claim From Fall Into Drain at City Park

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 246 | 0 | 103 min read

The Alabama Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a municipality should have been granted summary judgment dismissing a worker’s tort claim for his injuries from a fall caused when the grate over a drain failed while he was standing on it. Case: Ex Party City of Muscle Shoals, No. 1160396, 02/23/2018, published. Facts: The City of Muscle Shoals owns and operates Gattman Park, which houses a splash pad, five baseball fields and two gymnasiums. In April 2014, the city accepted a bid from Big River Electric to replace the lights on the poles at the baseball fields. The city gav...

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