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Indiana Family Suing Employer For Dangerous Employee

March 11, 2015

Indiana Family Suing Employer For Dangerous Employee That Caused Death

The family of a Jeffersonville, Indiana man has filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County Circuit Court after being struck by another employee in the head by a piece of metal. Phillip Schultz, 63 walked into work at Packaging Unlimited in the morning and found fellow employee Raymond Murrell burglarizing the business by taking money from vending machines.

After being hit in the head, Schulz was taken to a local hospital where he died the next day. According to the lawsuit filed by Schultz’s family, Malone Staffing knew or should have known about Murrell’s “violent and dangerous propensities” which made him an “unfit” temporary worker.

It has been discovered that Murrell has had prior convictions of second degree burglary, disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening and fleeing police. Murrell has also “previously received metal health and/or behavioral treatment and counseling.” The lawsuit alleges negligence and a lack of reasonable care.

Read more about the case.