Hydraulic Press Crush Injury Verdict

Proctor v. WW Metal Fab HG Inc. et al., Multnomah County Case No. 1212-15964

Plaintiff was operating a hydraulic press at work when he crushed his left hand resulting in injuries including an amputated finger. Plaintiff alleged that defendant’s company was responsible for implementing a safety plan, procedures, and training employees on the safe usage of the press.  Plaintiff sought economic damages totaling $750,000 and non-economic damages totaling $1,000,000.

Defendant alleged affirmative defenses including negligent operation of the equipment on plaintiff’s part and immunity under workers compensation laws.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Jeffrey Mutnick

Defense Counsel – Cally Korach

Verdict – $651,856.93 (after 5% reduction for comparative negligence). 

Date – September 19, 2014

September 20, 2014

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