Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Widow In Elevator Accident Can’t Sue OSU
The wife of a man crushed to death by an elevator won’t receive compensation from Ohio State University after Ohio’s Court of Claims denied her negligence claim.
Authorities said 52-year-old James Higgins of London was pinned by a moving elevator in the elevator shaft in April 2009. Nadia Higgins originally sued her husband’s employer, Oracle Elevator Co., and Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment claiming negligence. The state was later named as a third defendant.
The university said Higgins and another worker were working on the elevators in preparation for the hotel’s conversion to a dormitory.
The court ruling last week found no evidence that Higgins was required or directed to enter the elevator pit.
Nadia Higgins’ attorney didn’t immediately return a call Monday.