Daniel Arnold died in 2005 after he fell from a tower that was being constructed by his employer, Tower Maintenance & Erection Co. His safety harness, manufactured by Klein Tools, Inc., failed to hold his weight and has been deemed defective by Arnold’s family in the lawsuit that they have filed against the manufacturer of the harness and Arnold’s former employer.
Arnold’s family states that he was outfitted with full fall protection gear when the incident occured. A defect in the lanyard caused it to snap, releasing Arnold from it’s protective hold. The Arnold family claims that the harness did not have adequate instructions and that Arnold was not properly informed about the risks of danger when using the harness.
Defective products are responsible for far too many injuries and deaths in the U.S. each year. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a defective oroduct, it is in your best interest to consult an attorney to discover your legal rights.