Malfunctioning Power Swivel Unit Results in Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawsuit

Case Title: Murphy v. Excel Site Rentals, LLC

On November 11, 2017, an employee of Consolidated Well Services LLC was working as a floor hand on the Yoder 2-H well site in Bradford Country, Pennsylvania. A power swivel unit owned and operated by Excel Site Rentals, LLC rotated unintentionally as the worker reached to release the elevators. His glove was caught by the swivel unit, and his body was thrown, breaking his left arm in various places and permanently injuring his shoulder, arm, and hand.

Description of the Accident

Witnesses confirmed that the power swivel unit had been malfunctioning by rotating without control, but the operator chose to use it anyway. The use of the faulty power swivel unit ultimately resulted in the catastrophic injury of our client. John Jose secured a confidential settlement for the client to help pay for his medical costs, recovery, and loss of income.

John Jose is a compassionate attorney who has focused his entire career on helping clients who were seriously injured and those who lost loved ones in accidents. He has extensive experience with cases that arise from oilfield accidents, electrocution accidents, gas explosions, construction accidents, and heavy truck collisions.

Date of Incident

November 24, 2019

Location of Incident

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