Paralyzed Construction Worker Awarded $44 Million After Trial

Paralyzed Construction Worker Awarded $44 Million After Trial
Written by
Abraham Jaros
Updated on Tuesday, Jul 4, 2023

Posted on: July 6, 2016

By Dareh Gregorian | March 15, 2008 | New York Post

A Manhattan federal court jury has awarded a New Jersey carpenter paralyzed in a subway construction accident $44 Million - including $5 Million to his wife.

Dmitry Okraynets, now 39, was installing concrete slabs at South Ferry in August 2006 when his harness came loose, he fell 12 feet and a slab landed on him, crushing his spine.

“He is wheelchair bound," lawyer David Jaroslawicz said. “He’d been living the American dream . . . His wife had just had a baby."

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