Jury Assigns Blame in Parking Panel Collapse

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A jury has found that manufacturer Advance Cast Stone was mainly responsible for the collapse of a Milwaukee parking garage panel that killed a teenager.

Jurors also said Thursday that nearly $7 million should be paid to the family of Jared Kellner, the 15-year-old who died.

WTMJ-AM reports the jury assigned 88 percent of the blame to Advance Cast Stone. Construction manager J.H. Findorff & Son was given 10 percent and Milwaukee County 2 percent.

Jurors said $11.4 million should be paid to the Wosinski family. Eric Wosinski broke his leg in the accident, and Eric's mother, Amy Wosinski, had a leg amputated.

The concrete panel fell off O'Donnell Park's parking garage during the summer of 2010. The lawsuit alleged the construction company cut corners while installing the panel.

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