Lincoln Settles Death Claim By Worker's Family

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The city of Lincoln has settled a claim filed by the family of a worker who was fatally crushed by a 1,200 pound lawn mower in August 2010.

A Nebraska workers' compensation judge approved a lump-sum settlement of $265,000 the wife of Eric Kohles and $55,000 to his daughter, in addition to benefits already paid.

Kohles was found beneath the three-wheeled mower in a ditch on Aug. 16, 2010. He died four days later.

His co-workers filed formal safety complaints soon afterward but now say most of their concerns have been addressed.

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