Court rules in favour of Kamloops, B.C., man who lost a leg while dumping trash

The B.C. Supreme Court has found the City of Kamloops and Stantec Engineering liable for more than $1-million in damages following an October 2006 accident.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The B.C. Supreme Court has found the City of Kamloops and Stantec Engineering liable for more than $1-million in damages following an October 2006 accident.

Fifty-three-year-old Rod Lovely was dumping trash from a raised platform at a Kamloops-area transfer station when the six-foot-seven-inch, 350-pound man lost his balance.

He fell two-and-a-half metres to the ground, breaking his legs so severely that one had to be amputated.

Lovely’s lawyer, John Hogg, says Justice David Masuhara found inadequate fall protection at the transfer station and ruled the city did not ensure users would be reasonably safe while using the facility.

Hogg says the city of Kamloops has been found 55 per cent responsible for the injuries while Stantec bears 35 per cent of the blame. The court also found Lovely 10 per cent responsible for the accident.

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