The family of a 4-year-old Massachusetts boy who was killed in an escalator accident at a mall has reached a settlement in their lawsuit. The child, Mark DiBona, fell about 18 feet from a second-floor escalator onto a display case located below inside a department store at a mall in March 2011. He had been with his family who were shopping at the mall. The child suffered head injuries and died the next day.
The parents sued the mall’s owner, the store, the escalator’s manufacturer and the contractor that installed it. It was alleged in the suit that the escalator was in “dangerous and defective” condition. The Plaintiffs, Laura and Eric DiBona, filed the lawsuit. The terms of the settlement are confidential. It was reported that the child’s death led to a crackdown on escalator safety across the state.
Source: Claims Journal
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