Dean Hetherington v. City of Seattle

Daniel R. Kyler

Case Conclusion Date:January 30, 2004

Practice Area:Personal Injury

Outcome:$475,000

Description:Defendant City of Seattle failed to ensure that proper shoring techniques were used during the trenching phase of a pipeline project. While working in the trench it collapsed causing steel plate to partially sever the plaintiff's forearm. Plaintiff was no longer able to work following the re-attachment of his arm.