Skid Loader Caused Brain Injury
An equipment operator was crushed, suffering severe brain injuries, when the arms of his miniature skid loader pinned him against the loaders roll cage. Safety lockout devices designed to prevent inadvertent operation of the loader’s arms were defective and had been recalled by the manufacturer. A service company had neglected to properly adjust the lockout devices, contributing to the accident. The victim lingered in a near-vegetative state for nearly two years before he passed away.
$6,000,000 Settlement: St. Louis, Missouri