$367,500 Settlement – Negligent Cement Truck Operation
A foreman of workers pouring and finishing concrete foundations for a residential development was injured when a pressure build-up in the concrete hose expelled concrete with great force, causing the hose end to strike our client, knocking him to the ground. We contended that a large piece of hardened concrete, referred to as a “clunker,” caused a blockage that caused pressure to build up behind it. Clunkers can be caused by cement truck operators failing to clean out cement trucks each day and failing to look out for such blockages. The pump truck operator and the cement truck drivers are responsible to prevent such blockages. Our client suffered facial fractures and shoulder injuries and lost time from work.