$16.5 million verdict for laborer’s foot amputation in crane accident


Where did the incident take place?

Infra-Metals East Chicago, Indiana Steel Plant

 Who was involved in the incident?

John Mesman- union worker

Crane Pro Services and Konecranes, Inc.- Defendants who designed, manufactured, installed and services cranes, including cranes at the Infra-Metals plant.

What was the cause?

Crane Pro Services and Konecranes, Inc. set the hoist to decelerate over an unreasonable length of time- three seconds- and the limit switches were not set to prevent contact with the crane’s bridge.

 Who do you feel is at fault?

Crane Pro Services and Konecranes, Inc.

 What did Kenneth J. Allen Law Group do to prepare for this case?

Consulted with several experts and mastered the industry standards applicable to this particular jobsite. Hired an expert to develop a life care plan to show the jury what care John would require for the remainder of his life and what that care would cost.

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