A man from Wilson County, Kansas has been awarded $1.6m in product liability compensation after he lost his leg when it became trapped in a grain bin. Sam Rollings pursued a claim for compensation against Ken Babcock Sales Inc, the designer of the grain bin, and his employer, the Fredonia Cooperative Association of Fredonia, Kansas.
The accident occurred in January 2007 when Rollings slipped and his right foot became entangled in the drag chain of the grain bin conveyor system. He suffered such severe injuries to his right foot and lower leg that surgeons could not save it.
It took a jury seven hours of deliberation to decide to award compensation to Rollings.