Jury Awards $48 Million To Worker Paralyzed In Steel Mill Accident

A jury has awarded $48 million in damages to a worker rendered paraplegic after a fall from a ladder at an Indiana steel mill. Anthony Arciniega fell from a ladder at ISG Burns Harbor — now ArcelorMittal — in November 2004. Court documents said the ladder was covered with refractory concrete due to the negligence of a subcontractor.

Building something new can be very satisfying work. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the deadliest civilian jobs in the United States, with the nation’s third-highest rate of fatalities, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Steel Mill Verdict