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Man Sues NY-Area Church After Heavy Statue Crushes, Amputates Leg

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Last Updated: 02-08-2022
Last Updated: 02-08-2022
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach

Man Sues NY-Area Church After Heavy Statue Crushes, Amputates Leg

Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 3:16 pm    

A 43 year-old man has filed a lawsuit against St. Patrick’s Church in Newburgh, located 60 miles north of New York City, after its 600 pound crucifix fell on top of his right leg, forcing doctors to amputate it.

The man was cleaning the cross with permission from the church after he says he prayed before it for his wife’s recovery from ovarian cancer. Upon her recovery, he offered to pick up garbage and clean the crucifix.

The man says that he was using a cross beam for balance when the crucifix snapped from its base and fell on top of him. His lawyer says the 600 pound structure was held to the base by a single screw. His client is seeking $3 million.

If you or someone you love was hurt one someone’s unsafe property, contact the premises liability lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP today at (212) 779-0057 to learn how you can get the compensation you deserve.

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