By Linda Hall • 09 November 2019 • 15:00
THE In Tempo lift court case has concluded and awaits sentencing.
Thirteen workmen were injured in June 2011 when a service lift plummeted from the 20th floor of the 47-storey building and only the emergency braking system prevented a mortal accident.
The 13 employees are claiming compensation payments of more than €1 million for injuries that left six of the men with serious disabilities that will prevent them from being employed as construction workers in future.
The lawyer for three of the workers explained that 18 different firms could be involved in the lawsuit. These include the construction company and In Tempo promoters at the time of the accident as well as insurance companies, the manufacturers of the lift and its braking system, together with those responsible for the lift’s upkeep.
The case has taken so long to come to court as it was originally classed as a criminal process but owing to the circumstances, the accident was later declared to be work-related.
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