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$1,500 Awarded in Negligence Suit for MA Prisoner's Work Injury

$1,500 Awarded in Negligence Suit for MA Prisoners Work Injury

While performing his prison job at Massachusetts' MCI Concord, Thomas
Collier was instructed to clean vents in the prison's kitchen. He was given
de-greaser, which he sprayed on the vents that were high above the floor.
The chemicals irritated his eyes, causing blurred vision for one year.
Collier alleged the defendants were negligent in failing to properly
instruct him and provide goggles. Despite their contention Collier was
instructed how to clean the vents by taking them down, a jury on May 23,
1996 ordered them to pay Collier $1,500. See: Collier v. Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, MN Suffolk County Superior Court, Case No 95-5948.

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Collier v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts