Worker Falls 30 Feet At Construction Site
Harry Sieben, said of his client: "She was crying when I told her, because she had not expected to win."
A Hennepin County jury awarded nearly $800,000 this week to a woman who fell through the floor of the new Science Museum of Minnesota when it was under construction in 1998.
PCL Construction Services, the project's general contractor, was ordered to pay damages of $796,800 to Fe' E. Clardy, who was an employee of a subcontractor. She was sweeping up debris on a plywood floor covering a hole when she plunged through the hole and fell 30 feet at the site in downtown St. Paul. She suffered a head injury, fractured pelvis, broken jaw and a broken foot.