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Washington DOC Pays $1,500 in Ice Slip and Fall

In 1994, Maureen E. Olin, a free citizen was paid $1,500 by the State of Washington. On a cold day in December of 1993, Olin went to the Special Offender's Center in Monroe to pick up her husband's check. As Olin stepped onto the pavement, she slipped and fell as most of her weight went to the left side of her arm and hand. Olin thought that she was okay. After brushing herself off, Olin went to the front gate where there she noticed that rock salt had been dropped. She later informed an individual working at the desk as an receptionist of the matter. After picking up her husband's check and upon leaving, Olin noticed that rock salt still had not been dropped on the icy pavement where she slipped and fell. Two weeks later Olin learned that she had injured her rotator cuff. Olin filed a tort claim and the State of Washington paid her $1,500 to settle her claim. See: Olin v. the State of Washington, claim # 31007613.

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