The widow of John Bruce, 64, who died in a fall while unloading a Boeing jet at Kuwait International Airport, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Boeing Co. for allegedly failing to provide safety equipment that would have prevented her husband’s death.
Bruce had more than 20 years experience working as a ramp serviceman for United Airlines when he fell from a mobile belt loader while removing cargo from a Boeing 747. The operator of the belt loader moved the ramp while Bruce was standing on it and Bruce fell 10 feet and hit the tarmac. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and died several days after the work-related accident.
Bruce’s widow, Cleopatra, filed her negligence lawsuit claiming that Boeing and NMC-Wollard Inc., the manufacturer of the loader equipment, failed to provide protections in case of fall. In the lawsuit, the widow also claims that the loader operator was distracted when he moved the loader and that CAV International Inc., the company the operator worked for, failed to adequately train and supervise its employees.
Wrongful death is a death that occurs because of the negligence or wrongful act of another. The family of a person who is killed because of the negligence may recover damages in a civil action against the person or entities whose negligence caused the death of their family member.
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