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VerdictSearch October 2009: Worker jumped off dump truck, struck head on ground

Wrongful Death — Design Defect -— Failure to Warn. On April 18, 2005, plaintiff's decedent Steven Powers, 42, and a co-worker with the municipal waste department for Upper Chichester Township were standing on the back of a moving dump truck. They were standing on the metal roll bar—a hydraulic-powered bar, 4 inches wide, which ran across the back off the truck to lift dumpsters—instead of the designated tread-resistant 8-inch-wide step.

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