Worker paralyzed at construction site gets $17M settlement

CAPE MAY – A truck driver who suffered a broken neck and was paralyzed in 2015 when he was hit in the head by a crane that collapsed at a Cape May construction site has settled his lawsuit for $17 million.

Brian Smith had to have his spine fused and spent 10 months in rehabilitation, according to his attorney Matt Casey, of the law firm Ross Feller Casey.

The trolley boom lift attached to Smith’s truck was unloading a shipment of 3,500 pounds of concrete blocks at a residential construction site when the crane failed and …read more

Source: Cape May

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