PSE&G worker injured in fall through steps reportedly gets $825K settlement
By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
updated May 02, 2017 at 12:03 PM
A PSEG&G worker injured in 2013 when basement steps collapsed under him in a building in Elizabeth has settled his suit against the owner for $825,000, according to a report.
Charles McGruder, now 48, finished reading the electric meter below a convenience store on Elizabeth Avenue and was climbing the wooden steps to leave when they crumbled and sent him tumbling several feet, NJLawJournal.com reported.
McGruder suffered multiple herniated discs in his back, hurt his shoulder and aggravated an already existing knee injury, the suit claimed. He later underwent multiple back procedures, the report said.
The building owner's insurance carrier, State Farm, agreed to the settlement on March 9, just as the two sides were to enter mediation.
The building is owned by Singh & Patel, LLC.