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Jury rules AT&T negligent for worker injury.

Postby tjplaw » October 5th, 2005, 4:31 pm

Jury rules AT&T negligent for worker injury.

10/05/2005

A jury has awarded $550,000 to an employee of an AT&T subcontractor after ruling the telecommunications company was negligent for an injury he suffered.

In a unanimous verdict, a Multnomah County Circuit Court jury found that AT&T had failed to warn cable installer Marshall Porter of the potential danger when a safety line designed to support a 5,000-pound load was replaced with a temporary line unable to handle the load.

Porter suffered a serious injury to his hip when the line broke while he was working on a cable connection at a home in Scappoose in March 2002. Porter was employed by TSSI, a now defunct subcontractor of AT&T.
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