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Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyers Obtain $3 Million Settlement for Widow of Worker Killed On-the-Job

Case Synopsis:

Galfand Berger wrongful death lawyersRichard Jurewicz and Henry Yampolsky, obtained a three million dollar settlement in February of 2010 for the widow of Brian Pluck who was killed in a fatal work accident in December 2006.  Despite vigorous denial of liability by the defendant, Galfand Berger successfully settled the wrongful death case of Pluck v. ArcelorMittal Plate. 

Pluck was employed by an independent contractor that leased scrap yards at ArcelorMittal’s steel mill.  A railway system owned and operated by ArcelorMittal was used to move scrap to the furnace, and Pluck, a brakeman responsible for directing the locomotive to stop and allow ground switches to be set, was fatally injured when he fell and was crushed under the railcar.  Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer, Richard Jurewicz, argued that the fatal accident was the result of negligence on the part of ArcelorMittal because railcars owned and maintained by ArcelorMittal were not properly equipped with grab handles and foot stirrups which could have prevented Pluck’s fall.  The defendant made no admission of liability; however, a favorable settlement was reached through mediation

Outcome:

We obtained a three million dollar settlement for our clients.  For more information on this case, call our law offices at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or contact us online.