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    • Brain Injury, No safety cage provided causing oil truck driver to fall during refill

      Parham v. Shell Oil and Global Companies, LLC (Filed in Bridgeport in September 2012):  The defendants sold petroleum products to local oil delivery companies from their holding tanks on Eagles Nest in Bridgeport. At most of the defendant’s bays used for refueling of trucks, the refueling ladders had safety cages to protect drivers as they refilled their trucks. Refueling was done with a hose at the top of their rigs from a ladder. The bay that the plaintiff was required to use had no safety cage. During refueling, the hose flipped back, knocking the plaintiff 20-30 feet to the ground. MORE

    • Construction Site Death, Fabricated Steel Crushes Worker

      Estate of Robert Adrian v. Yale (Filed in new Haven 2012): Construction worker was assisting in the placement of a steel frame connecting two portions of newly constructed building. The planners and general contractor ordered the wrong frame, and when the workers tried to place it, it became unstable and fell. Robert Adrian was crushed by the falling steel. He left two daughters Amanda and Amber who are bringing this case under authority of the New York Surrogate Court.

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