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Injured worker gets $3.5 million

Injured worker gets $3.5 million

********, a Buffalo plasterer who suffered career-ending back injuries in a scaffolding collapse at a Lockport construction site, has accepted a $3.5 million settlement, his lawyers said Friday. The settlement was accepted by ********, now 29, as a State Supreme Court jury was on the verge of deliberations in a brief trial before Justice Joseph R. Glownia, according to attorney John F. Maxwell.

The settlement will be paid by carriers for D.R. Chamberlain Corp. of Lockport, general contractor of the job ******** was injured on.

********, who will get the full cash settlement within three weeks, suffered permanent back injuries when the scaffolding he was on at a pharmacy construction site on Lincoln Avenue in Lockport gave way about 4 p.m. February 26, 1998.

******** was 8 feet off the ground at the time of the scaffolding collapse, but didn’t fall to the ground; his left leg got caught in the collapsed scaffolding, severely twisting his back and causing permanent injuries, his attorneys said.

******** will never be able to physcially handle plastering and construction work again, Maxwell said. – The Buffalo News