Student Severed Off Fingertip During PCC Class
Magui v. Portland Community College, Multnomah County Case No. 15CV00546
Plaintiff Magui was a student at Portland Community College (PCC) in the aviation maintenance technology program. During class, as the students prepared to inspect a turbine engine, Magui got his index finger caught in the rotor assembly and severed approximately a quarter inch of his fingertip off. Magui alleged that PCC was negligent for failing to instruct, warn and supervise the students adequately. He sought $10,453.00 for past medical expenses and $21,000.00 for non-economic damages.
Defendant PCC denied liability. PCC argued that Magui was not performing a class assignment but was carelessly playing with the engine which caused his injury.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Eric Fjelstad
Defense Counsel – Barrett Mersereau
Verdict – Defense Verdict
Date – March 1, 2016March 10, 2016