SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATED FOR FAMILY IN WORKPLACE ACCIDENT CASE
Barbet Woods, Administratrix of the Estate of Paris L. Woods, Sr., Deceased, et al. v. IPSCO Steel (Alabama), et al. | Mobile County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2007-900488
In 2009, the attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement in this case where the plaintiff’s decedent was crushed to death in an industrial facility at night by a rail car that had not been safely braked. It rolled backwards in the work area of plaintiff’s decedent, and crushed him to death. Plaintiff, the decedent’s surviving spouse, alleged inadequate lighting and inadequate training.