Axalta Coating Must Pay $473K To Severely Injured Contractor

By Daniel Siegal (October 26, 2018, 9:57 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal jury on Thursday awarded $473,000 plus interest to a welder who alleged that he was permanently injured from a near-electrocution he suffered while performing contract work at Axalta Coating Systems, finding that the industrial coatings giant negligently set up the man's equipment.

After a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski, the Harrisonburg, Virginia, jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff Harry Workman, who had alleged that Axalta's failure to properly connect a stud welder to its power supply caused him to suffer a serious electrical shock while doing welding work at the company's Front...

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