Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 2:28 pm
Three ConAgra Foods, Inc. employees were severely burned two years ago when the elevator they were working in became engulfed in flames.
The three men were inside a concrete grain bin taking away equipment, when flames erupted inside the elevator. They all sustained serious burn injuries from the explosion. One of the men is no longer able to go outside, because his body is not able to regulate it’s own body heat.
They filed a lawsuit against the company, stating that the elevator was not properly inspected, and warning signs for an impending explosion were ignored. A jury sided with the victims of the workplace accident, and awarded them $181 million in punitive and compensatory damages.
If a workplace injury has left you with serious injuries, please contact the workplace injury lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.