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May 14 - May 20, 2012

An experienced industrial painter crippled in a 40-foot fall was recently awarded $2.3 million for his injuries, although he was not wearing fall protection. What do you think of this jury verdict?

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Good call: The site supervisor should have enforced safety procedures. 24%
Bad call: Companies shouldn’t have to pay for workers’ bad choices. 47%
A little overboard. Some award is OK, but that’s way too much. 29%

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