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$________ Construction Site Negligence – Failure to enforce OSHA rules regarding use of table saw without guards, proper training of workers and monitoring – Plaintiff carpenter suffers traumatic amputation of tip of left pinky and several lacerations to left hand – Three surgeries – Limited strength and dexterity in hand – Plaintiff able to return to work.

Ocean County, NJ

The plaintiff carpenter at a new home project, approximately 50, contended that the defendant’s general contractor, and alleged managing subcontractor, insured by the same carrier, failed to follow OSHA rules regarding the use of table saws that do not contain appropriate safety devices such as anti-kick-back guards. The plaintiff further contended that the defendants failed to provide adequate training, as is required. The plaintiff contended that he suffered the traumatic amputation of the left, non-dominant pinky and several lacerations to the left hand when the table saw kicked back and his hand contacted the rapidly rotating blade. The defendants pointed to extensive experience on the part of the plaintiff and denied that any alleged failure on their part was causally related.

The plaintiff underwent three surgeries. The plaintiff maintained that he will nonetheless suffer a permanent reduction in strength and some difficulties with everyday tasks.

The plaintiff missed 14 months from work. He was able to return to his employment thereafter.The case settled prior to trial for $________, including $________ from the general contractor and $________ from the co-defendant.

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