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Family of Deceased New Jersey Worker Receives $1.43 Million

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

According to the Asbury Park Press, the family of a New Jersey worker who was the victim of a hit and run accident has received a settlement for $1.43 million for his death.

Details on the New Jersey Hit and Run Accident

  • Burrell Oughton was standing by a water truck in a work zone when he was struck by a driver who then fled the scene.
  • Mr. Oughton died a few weeks later from his injuries.
  • The driver pleaded guilty to leaving the scene and is currently serving a 7 year prison sentence.

Employer Pays $1.43 Million for Worker’s Death

  • The family of Mr. Oughton filed a lawsuit against the driver as well as Mr. Oughton’s employer, Midatlantic Construction Inc.
  • The lawsuit claimed that Midatlantic Construction Inc. failed to properly set up a lane closure as required and described by both company policy and state regulation.
  • The family also alleged that Midatlantic Construction Inc. failed to place a truck before the worksite designed to protect workers from traffic.
  • The company settled with the Oughton family agreeing to pay the sum of $1.43 million in connection to his Mr. Oughton’s death.
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