A union construction worker fell 40 feet through a hole which had been cut into the roof decking. The hole was cut a subcontractor on the job that failed to properly cover the hole pursuant to OSHA requirements, Industry standards and in violation of the subcontractor’s own policies. As a result of this fall, the worker injured his back and sustained a traumatic closed head injury, rendering him permanently and totally disabled.

The jury returned a unanimous verdict or $9,000,000. $6.5 million for worker and $2.5 million for his wife. This is the largest injury verdict in the history of Jefferson County, Missouri.