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Worker Who Suffered Brain Damage After Falling Through Roof At Mall In Morris Gets $8M

The incident occurred at the construction site of the Shops at Ledgewood Commons on Route 10 in Roxbury.
The incident occurred at the construction site of the Shops at Ledgewood Commons on Route 10 in Roxbury. Photo Credit: Advance Realty

A construction worker who suffered brain damage when he fell 25 feet through a hole in a roof during the construction of a mall in Morris County has reportedly collected an $8 million settlement.

Jesus Manuel Garcia of the Bronx was airlifted to a local hospital after plunging through an unmarked opening in the roof at the former site of the Ledgewood Mall on Route 10 on Feb. 1, 2020.

He went into cardiac arrest but survived the fall with life-threatening injuries after landing on a concrete slab, authorities said at the time.

A lawsuit filed against March Associates Construction ended in the settlement, the New Jersey Law Journal reported.

SEE: Worker's Job Site Fall Nets $8 Million Recovery

The 470,000-square-foot, open-air Shops at Ledgewood Commons replaced the Ledgewood Mall.

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