A father and husband suffered catastrophic injures, including massive injuries to his internal organs, internal bleeding and double retinal blindness, when a large wood recycling machine crushed him while he was cleaning the machine at the end of a work day. The machine was a large sifting machine that was manufactured by a foreign company. The manufacturer’s design defect allowed the machine, when the engine was off and locked out, to still lower the huge sifting bed. This occurred when an unguarded lever was triggered.
They recognized the defect in their design and changed it in the subsequent versions, but failed to warn the owners or operators of the dangerous model. We aggressively established the liability of this company and were able to obtain a multi-million dollar settlement.