Workplace Accident, Misc.

Truck driver's leg amputated after warehouse accident. $10.5M. Yolo County.

Trial is suspended in March when COVID-19 shuts down the courts; trial is completed in late June after jury deliberates without alternates.

  • Case Name: Bhupinder Singh and Reena Rani v. Capay Inc
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, July 06, 2020

Workplace accident at home improvement store. $2.9M. Orange County.

Man driving a handicapped electric cart in home improvement store knocks over an employee with a long piece of material he had placed in the cart's basket.

  • Case Name: Gough v. Belcher
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, April 29, 2019

Truck driver unloading hay falls off ladder as he climbs to top of load. $3.5M. Los Angeles County.

A trucker has to untie his load of hay before defendant's workers can unload it. Facts in dispute.

  • Case Name: Bartolo Flores vs. Anderson Hay & Grain Co., Inc.; Armando Doe; and Does 1 through 100, inclusive
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Forklift backs up into security guard, drags him 15 feet; leg amputation. $16.9M. Riverside County.

Security guard at printing plant is run over by forklift operator.

  • Case Name: Steven Meier v. PennySaver USA, LLC, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Caltrans fails to warn subcontractor of dangerous health conditions at work site. $12 million. Solano County.

Plaintiffs contract dangerous Valley Fever after doing construction work for Caltrans.

  • Case Name: Hukill, et al v. California Department of Transportation
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, January 22, 2016