The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the widows of two men killed in a fire in an underground coal mine have reached a settlement in the women’s lawsuit. The agency has agreed to pay $1 million and to develop a training course at the National Mine Safety and Health Academy in order to prevent fires in the future. The agency did not admit liability in the accident.
In a lawsuit against Southern California Gas Company and the owners of the building where he was injured, a Rosemead man was awarded almost $20 million by a jury. The gas company had admitted wrongdoing prior to the trial, and the jury was only to determine damages. Accident Details On January 19, 2011, Pengxuan “Dean” Diao was sleeping in a converted garage apartment, which he rented from Yong Sheng Li, according to lawsuit documents.
This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on April 28, 2014. Facts of this case may have developed or changed since the original post date. Settlements/verdicts may have been reached or are in progress.
The city of Oakland has settled a lawsuit filed by a man who was catapulted through a glass door when a city van ran a red light in September 2012. The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to approve the settlement on the recommendation of council, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.