$2.4 Million Settlement for Ironworker Paralyzed in Job Site Fall

A 29-year-old ironworker from South Amboy was awarded a $2.4 million settlement for injuries sustained in a construction site accident.

The man, working on the construction of a warehouse in South Brunswick, had attempted to unfasten from a crane a load of steel decking which was placed on joists that had not been properly bridged or welded. The entire load of decking and joists fell, taking the ironworker with it on a 20-foot plunge to the ground.

He suffered spinal injuries resulting in permanent partial paralysis of his right side, leaving him disabled for most manual work.

Blume Donnelly attorney John Blume tried and won the liability case in Middlesex County Superior Court, against a subcontractor, Mulach Steel Corporation, and the general contractor for the job, M. Alfieri Company, Inc. The damage trial was successfully settled before summation.