Ex-Chrin worker awarded $16 million

Ex-Chrin worker awarded $16 million

There are 38 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jul 1, 2009, titled Ex-Chrin worker awarded $16 million. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A Palmer Township man who lost his legs after being run over by a bulldozer at the Chrin Bros.

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Bethlehem Res

Bethlehem, PA

#26 Jul 1, 2009
Congratulations Scott! It sounds like you deserve the 16 million plus more....I can't imagine that your co-workers stood by and did nothing. And YES, your legs and the quality of your life are worth far more than 16 million.
Don't lose faith....
taxpayer

Easton, PA

#27 Jul 1, 2009
knowingly standing in the wrong place...
unknown

Easton, PA

#28 Jul 1, 2009
No one is responsible for themselves today but everyone is responsible for an accident.

Got to love our legal system today...
Legal Eagle

Northampton, PA

#29 Jul 1, 2009
unknown wrote:
No one is responsible for themselves today but everyone is responsible for an accident.
Got to love our legal system today...
The employer has a responsibility to set up procedures so that the place is safe. It was proven that those procedures were not in place.

The gentleman was not in the wrong place -- the dump truck was.

What's your excuse for those co-workers who sat by and failed to call 911?

I swear that some of these comments sound like they were written by Chrin!!!
Skeptic

Northampton, PA

#30 Jul 1, 2009
If they had called 911, would his legs have been saved?
Truth talks

Plainfield, NJ

#31 Jul 1, 2009
Legal Eagle wrote:
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The employer has a responsibility to set up procedures so that the place is safe. It was proven that those procedures were not in place.
The gentleman was not in the wrong place -- the dump truck was.
What's your excuse for those co-workers who sat by and failed to call 911?
I swear that some of these comments sound like they were written by Chrin!!!
Your last statement sounds very true. The statements are typical of the responses written favoring Chrin on any matter involving Chrin. Nasty, brainless and rude comments that one could associate with the intelligences level of Trash collectors! Chrin is the King of Trash.... The Employee deserves his award.
Legal Eagle

Northampton, PA

#32 Jul 1, 2009
Skeptic wrote:
If they had called 911, would his legs have been saved?
Maybe or maybe not. But if they had called sooner there would have been less blood loss and the recovery would have been easier. The lackthereof contributed to his pain and suffering and exemplified the complete lack of training and awareness of the employees who stood by.

Since: Mar 09

Martins Creek, PA

#33 Jul 1, 2009
annoyed1 wrote:
And why didn't he move out of the way?
The equipment has a back up alarm....guess he was on his cell phone or not paying attention.
Maybe he called 911 since perhaps he was on his cell phone already.
irony

Lansdowne, PA

#34 Jul 1, 2009
Local guy wrote:
Boy, if your co-workers just watched while you laid there helpless and you had to call 911 yourself, it just goes to show who your friends are. That's really low. You deserve every penny you got! Good for you. Live happy and don't let this get you down.
Boy, if your co-workers just watched while you laid there helpless and you had to call 911 yourself, it just goes to show what a wonderful person you are.
Oh snap

Emmaus, PA

#35 Jul 1, 2009
So....is this guy single?
jess

Allentown, PA

#36 Jul 1, 2009
Tyler wrote:
Another big winner in the lawsuit lottery. Sure he is entitled to something, but 16 plus million? Of course, the lawyers get at least a third for their contingency fee which is in excess of $5 million, and there are court costs etc. In the long run we pay for all this with higher product costs and higher insurance premiums. I do not begrudge the victim, but he may get less than 50 cents on the dollar out of all this. There may even be outstanding medical bills to be paid.
he was to get less but the owner of the company raised it cuz he felt bad
jess

Allentown, PA

#37 Jul 1, 2009
Legal Eagle wrote:
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The employer has a responsibility to set up procedures so that the place is safe. It was proven that those procedures were not in place.
The gentleman was not in the wrong place -- the dump truck was.
What's your excuse for those co-workers who sat by and failed to call 911?
I swear that some of these comments sound like they were written by Chrin!!!
it was a bulldozer...not a dump truck, and sometimes the cell phones suck...and yes they may be at fault to, but honestly has any one ever heard of ppl being in shock, i know id stand there for a few seconds till knew what the hell was going on! and it was an accident, he bent down and the bulldozer was backing up.
jess

Allentown, PA

#38 Jul 1, 2009
okay knowing lots of people who work for chrin, and various parts of chrin, this was an accident and it happend to a good person, i love how they are making the co workers look like assholes to, but really what would you all do? i would stand thre in shock for a few moments, and trust me the chrin cell phones suck so they dont always work when need to, and im sorry he had to be the one to call 911 himself, but some of those co workers are nice guys and some are maybe not so nice but really we cant just blame everyone and make them look horrible to. it was an accident that could have been prevented, and yes its sad it happend to a really nice guy.
SueQ

Lakewood, NJ

#39 Jul 2, 2009
Of course they are from Chrin. That company never takes accountability for anything they do. It's always someone else's fault.

Tom McMonigle, the landfill engineer was sued as well. Read the Philly paper. He had a hand in this. Hired gun for Chrin and no longer works there but still in the "industry"...wonder why?

Also..why hasn't this case been reported on big time in Easton Express and MC? Chrinny doesn't want the bad press perhaps? Funny how this came out immediately after he just got the loser superviosrs in Williams to change the zoning so he could get an expansion. The old man writes he is proud of Chrin's record of operation. Is he proud that this poor man was on the job 5 days and lost his legs? That greedy creep was probably thrilled that CAT had to share the responsibility with him.

And those losers who stood by...what kind of a person does that? OK..so they didn't have a cell...well Scott did...they could've grabbed it from his while he was bleeding to death and called...ya think? They were probably all worried if he lived they would lose their jobs. They don't care that they are being poisoned by their cheap employer who doesn't even have them wear monitors to check the radiation levels they are exposed to!

Pathetic...everyone that is associated with that evil man!

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SueQ

Lakewood, NJ

#40 Jul 2, 2009
jess wrote:
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it was a bulldozer...not a dump truck, and sometimes the cell phones ****...and yes they may be at fault to, but honestly has any one ever heard of ppl being in shock, i know id stand there for a few seconds till knew what the hell was going on! and it was an accident, he bent down and the bulldozer was backing up.
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Stand there for seconds...maybe. If you would stand there for 12 minutes then you are a loser too!
SueQ

Lakewood, NJ

#41 Jul 2, 2009
jess wrote:
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he was to get less but the owner of the company raised it cuz he felt bad
Where did ya get that bull from? Chrin paying you to blog for him too?
That guy would sell his own mother down the river for a nickel...I have some property to sell you.
Stinky Garbage

Northampton, PA

#43 Jul 6, 2009
jess wrote:
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he was to get less but the owner of the company raised it cuz he felt bad
THAT is the funniest thing I've read all day. Charlie Chrin is the cheapest person in the Lehigh Valley - possibly the entire state of Pennsylvania.

If he could have gotten away with giving the guy a nickel, he would have.

Thanks for the laugh!!!!!!!!!!
shocked

Easton, PA

#44 Jul 7, 2009
some say that if he had died, it would have cost the company less than living without his legs. I also wonder why this was not big local news..it's so weird. I will say this is at least the 3rd time in 10 years that I've heard of someone getting hurt or killed by a construction vehicle that is backing up. they all beep, but who knows what other noise is going on...and can't the driver see what's behind him? You're saying the guy bent down and then was invisible to the driver? You have to wonder whether people are drinking or doing drugs or just really careless.

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