He hit the car-repair stage and broke...

He hit the car-repair stage and broke a leg

There are 3 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 30, 2008, titled He hit the car-repair stage and broke a leg. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Emmet and Margaret experienced mechanical difficulties with their Chevrolet Camaro.

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Tired of Paying


#1 Jun 30, 2008
A proper decision. If the owners knew of a hazardous situation, ie no brakes, and did not inform the tech, then there should be liability. Otherwise, no way. The tech in this case was careless.

Oviedo, FL

#2 Jun 30, 2008
The mechanic had the burden of seeing to it that the car was not in gear and brakes were set and/or tires were blocked before doing anything to it. The owner and his passenger should not have even been in the work area for obvious safety concerns. I say the mechanic was doubly careless and ignorant of safe operating procedures.

Maitland, FL

#3 Jun 30, 2008
I agree. I almost could not believe my eyes on this one! Having grown up in a family of mechanics, that's one of the first things you learn: before starting the thing to work on it, make sure it's in park, emergency brake engaged, and wheels chocked. For Pete's sake.....

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