Jury Awards Leg Amputee $44M Over Crane Accident

By Paul DeBenedetto (May 7, 2015, 8:27 PM EDT) -- A construction superintendent whose leg was amputated after being crushed in a Texas crane accident, involving a Berkel & Co. Contractors Inc. operator on a Maxim Crane Works LP crane, won a roughly $44 million jury decision against the two companies on Wednesday afternoon.

Tyler Lee, 31, was working on a Houston construction site when the crane collapsed, pinning the man, who was later rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors were forced to amputate his left leg above the knee, according to court documents.

Lee's attorney Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP said Thursday that he was happy about...

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