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Dallas to Pay $215,000 to Waste-Truck Driver Injured at Mccommas Bluff Landfill

Article-Dallas to Pay $215,000 to Waste-Truck Driver Injured at Mccommas Bluff Landfill

Manuel Enriquez drove for Republic Services, the solid-waste disposal company, until October 11, 2012 — the day he was run over by a bulldozer at the Dallas-owned dump. Since then, he says, he has had both knees operated on, and “is unable to work because of the problems he continues to have with his back and his knees.”

That’s why the Dallas City Attorney’s Office is asking the Dallas City Council to pay Enriquez and his attorneys $215,000 following his injury sustained at the McCommas Bluff Landfill. Says the item on the council’s mammoth, action-packed Wednesday agenda, “It is in the best interest of the City to settle the claims of Manuel Enriquez in this case.” The city and Enriquez’s attorneys agreed to the dollar amount during court-ordered mediation in advance of a November 2015 trial.

Continue reading at the Dallas Morning News

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