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Injuries from Falling Ice Nets $3,000 for Massachusetts Prisoner

A Massachusetts prisoner was paid $3,000 to settle claims of injuries from ice falling from a building rooftop.

Mr. Simmonds was a Massachusetts prisoner when he was hit by ice that fell from a rooftop, suffering bruises and lacerations to his head and shoulders. Simmonds sued in state court, alleging prison officials negligently failed to remove ice that accumulated on the roof, in a timely manner. Defendants denied negligence, but in Janaury, 1994, agreed to pay Simmonds $3,000 to settle the case before trial. See: Simmonds v. Hampden County Commissioners, Mass. Sup. Ct., Hampden Cty., Case No. 94-25 (1996 WL 945953).

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Simmonds v. Hampden County Commissioners