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Judge: Band Not Responsible for Stagehand’s TBI

William Wesley Styron was acting as a stagehand for a Backstreet Boys/New Kids on the Block concert in Memphis, Tennessee. While setting up the stage at the Fedex Forum, he slipped and fell 13 feet to the ground. He filed a $5 million lawsuit against the boy bands, claiming that they were responsible for his fall and the subsequent traumatic brain injury. The judge sided with the bands. He said that they “owed no duty to the plaintiff that was breached when he was injured.” Instead, the judge said that Crew One Productions, Inc., the production company that hired Styron, may be responsible. Styron claims that there were no pylons, cones or signs to warn people about the hole he fell into, and that the fall caused “loss of consciousness, seizures and convulsions.” Slip and Falls and Traumatic Brain Injuries Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of traumatic…
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Nashville Woman Dies in Supermarket Accident

Martha Short, 83, died August 29 after an accident involving her shopping cart and an escalator at a Nashville grocery store. According to police reports, Short mistook a pedestrian escalator for a shopping cart-accessible escalator as she attempted to go from the Harris Teeter store down to the parking garage. When the cart rolled forward, it caused Short to fall down the escalator. She was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. Harris Teeter released a statement, saying: “Harris Teeter deeply regrets the incident that took place at its Belle Meade store and would like to express its condolences to family and friends also affected. We work very hard to maintain a safe store environment for both our customers and our associates, and the news of what happened today is extremely upsetting.” Commenters from news stories about the slip and fall accident say that Short was a…
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