Man Awarded $2 Million After Accident

By Matt Porter
By Alexis Bullard

A $2 million settlement is awarded to the victim of a Binghamton University construction accident.

October 31, 2012 Updated Nov 1, 2012 at 9:47 AM EST

Syracuse, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A $2 million settlement is awarded to the victim of a Binghamton University construction accident.

The accident happened June 2, 2010 when the scaffolding bridge David Stauber was on fell almost 70 feet from the fifth floor.

The 42-year-old Stauber, along with five other men, were working on the construction of the Delaware Hall dormitory in Newing College.

Stauber broke his elbow and suffered traumatic brain injuries that have caused persistent headaches and dizziness since the injury two years ago.

The scaffolding was erected one day before the accident and collapsed within its first few hours of use.

The $2,007,658 judgement compensates for past and future trauma as well as any lost income.

Rochester's LeChase Construction Services LLC is ordered to pay the settlement.

Neither the company or BU have commented on the decision.

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