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Widow Can't Proceed With Tort Claim for Worker's Fatal Injuries

Friday, October 16, 2020 | 150 | 0 | 389 min read

The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a widow could not proceed with a gross negligence claim against her late husband’s colleagues for his fatal accident on a production line. Case: Tisor v. Hollerauer, No. 19-0673, 10/07/2020, published. Facts: Shearer's Foods LLC operated a facility in Burlington, Iowa, that had 13 production lines for making cookies and crackers. On Dec. 5, 2016, Patrick Tisor arrived before the rest of his team to start up a line. When they arrived, they found him unconscious with both arms pulled under a sizing roller. He di...

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