In Velecela v. All Habitat Servs., LLC, a case from the Connecticut Supreme Court, the claimant’s husband was working for employer. His employment included repairing all terrain vehicles (ATVs). One day at work, he had an ATV on a lift when the ATV slipped off the lift without any warning. The ATV crushed employee when it fell off the lift, and he died as a result of his injuries.
His wife, who was the actual plaintiff in this case, since her husband died as a result of his on- the-job accident, was coming to meet her husband that day to bring him lunch, as she often did. When she arrived at his place of employment, she was shocked and dismayed to find his dead body lying beneath the ATV, which had fallen off the lift. Continue reading