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Court Tosses $43.5 Million Verdict for Worker's Injury From Crane Collapse

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, July 17, 2017 | 623 | 0 | 0 min read

A Texas appellate court overturned a worker’s $43.5 million jury verdict for the partial loss of his leg from a crane accident. Case: Berkel & Co. v. Lee, No. 14-15-00787-CV, 07/13/2017, published. Facts: Tyler Lee worked as the superintendent for Skanska USA Building, the general contractor on a large-scale construction project in Houston. Berkel & Co. was a subcontractor for the project, responsible for drilling the foundation pilings for what would become an office building. Heavy machinery is required to complete the pilings, which on this project were between 90 and...

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