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Shorenstein Co. et al.

On March 9, 2002 scaffolding used by building cleaners was blown off the John Hancock Center. The 3,000-pound section of scaffolding fell 42 floors during high winds and crushed two cars on the busy street below. Melissa Cook, her cousin Jill Nelson and Nanatta Cameron were killed when the scaffolding crushed their cars. A passenger in Cameron's car, Peggy Whittaker, suffered brain and spinal cord injuries and died in 2005. Six other people were injured. The victim's families filed a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against Shorenstein Co., Eckland Consultants, Inc., AMS Architectural Technologies Inc. and McGinnis Chen AIA, Inc. The companies have agreed to a $75 million out of court settlement. (Feb-01-06) [CHICAGO SUN TIMES]

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Published on Feb-1-06


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