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Nebraska told to pay man injured in fall at state building

Nebraska told to pay man injured in fall at state building
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A man who slipped and fell while delivering food at the State Office Building in Lincoln has won $60,000 from the state.

A Lancaster County district judge last week ruled in favor of Gerald
Burkinshaw, whose right wrist was broken in the fall on Jan. 19, 2016.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a state attorney argued that Burkinshaw’s claim was barred because weather caused the fall _ snow tracked inside the building melted.

But Judge Kevin McManaman said in his order that danger occurred inside the building and wasn’t out of the state’s control.

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