Verdicts & Settlements
$10,340,000 – Electrical Burn Case
Two Philadelphia attorneys have secured a $10.34 million settlement for a Lehigh County electrician who suffered second- and third-degree burns during an electrical explosion at Lucent Technologies' Allentown plant.
$9,000,000 – Electric Shock Case
After working out the details of a workers' compensation lien with Judge Sandra Moss yesterday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, attorneys finalized a settlement that secures $9 million for an employee of a contractor who suffered electric shock when the loader he was operating came into contact with uninsulated power lines.
$7,900,000 – Products Liability and Negligence Case
Richard L. Jones filed suit against West Penn Power Company, Cargotek, Larry's Homes of Pa., Inc. Walker Excavating and C&W Builders after sustaining when the boom of a truck he was operating struck a live overhead electrical wire.
$4,000,000 – Burned Laborer Accident
A worker who was severely burned when his construction crew drilled into an underground power line in West Philadelphia has settled with PECO Energy and three other parties for $4 million.
$3,450,000 – Electrician Burned at Construction Site
Four companies will pay $3.45 million total to a 47-year-old former electrician to settle a lawsuit he filed after being shocked by an overhead high-tension wire at a construction site in Harrison, N.J., lawyers said.
$3,000,000 – Two Workers Settle Electric Shock Case
In October 2007 Ariosto Zuniga and Juraci Sobreira were helping to set up a scaffolding system at a housing development project in West Norriton, Pa., according to the plaintiffs' pretrial memorandum. While erecting a 60-foot support pole for the system, the men lost control of the pole, and it fell and hit a nearby power line. Zuniga and Sobreira, who were holding onto the pole, received severe electric shocks; Zuniga suffered burns on his face, chest, arms, hands, legs and back, and Sobreira suffered burns on his hands and feet, according to the plaintiffs' memorandum.
$3,000,000 – Talona Ausland v. Atlantic Electric Company
On December 14, 1983, John Ausland and Gordon Sweringen were steadying a steel sheet, being moved by a crane when the crane's hoisting block came in contact with an uninsulated 7,200 volt power line, fatally electrocuting both men.
$2,750,000 – Electrocution Case
The estate of a carpenter who was electrocuted by an ill-placed high voltage wire received $2.75 million from six different defendants as part of a mediated settlement.
$2,500,000 – Burn Victim v. PECO
Attorneys for a Chester County roofer who suffered severe injuries when a ladder he was carrying struck power lines reached a $2.5 million settlement with PECO Energy for its role in the incident.
$2,300,000 – Demolition Fire Case
In a settlement reached this week, a 37-year old man who suffered multiple third-degree burns and other injuries as a result of a fire that erupted at a construction site has secured a total of $2.3 million from three defendants.
$1,950,000 – Electrocution At Worksite
On July 30, 1987, a 24-year-old carpenter was electrocuted when an extension cord with a breach in its insulated covering contacted a metal stud wall that he was installing at a construction site in Philadelphia, Pa.
$1,550,000 – Popvich v. Amtrak
On August 1, 1988, Pete Popovich was fatally electrocuted at the contractors' job yard for the Schuylkill reconstruction project when a boom truck contacted overhead uninsulated wires.
$1,480,000 – Crane Contacts Overhead Powerline
Cronce, 42, was hooking a chain around a crane boom section when the crane operator lowered the boom and contacted the powerline. Cronce was electrocuted. He had been a truck driver with average annual earnings of about $27,800. Cronce is survived by his wife and one minor child.
$1,470,000 – NJ Crane Operator's Death
Attorneys for the family of a New Jersey man electrocuted in 1987 when a highway construction crane came in contact with an uninsulated 7,200 volt power line, have announced that a $1,475,000 settlement was finalized on Feb. 6 with the multiple defendants involved.