Metal projectile becomes lodged in workers’ chest.

A vendor instructed employees at a manufacturing plant in an unusual technique to loosen tight machinery bolts. The technique involved using a customized sledgehammer, provided by the vendor (and emblazoned with the vendor’s name), to strike the heads of the bolts.

When our client plaintiff attempted this, a piece of metal broke off and lodged in the worker’s chest, causing permanent, debilitating injuries that will require long-term medical care and prevent the worker from supporting himself or even completing the most basic tasks. Kolsby Gordon was able to secure the client a seven-figure settlement out of court.