A laborer instructed to work on a door bell is electrocuted on job site; no workers' comp coverage. Developer/contractor is held liable.
Case Name: Consuelo Martinez, individually and as Successor In Interest to Francisco Martinez Moreno; Trinidad Moreno; and Sophia Martinez, a minor, by and through her Guardian Ad Litem Consuelo Martinez v. Herndon Partners, LLC, Amador Electric, Does 1-100
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, May 30, 2013
A 39-year-old construction worker falls 50 feet from an out-of-control construction hoist. Injuries result in an amputated arm and severe depression. Swedish manufacturer of the product denies liability, but is found 57% negligent by jury.
Case Name: Kammerer v. Alimak Hek AB
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, August 23, 2012