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Paving company to fight jury award in deadly road construction accident

Paving company to fight jury award in deadly road construction accident

(Cleveland)  The driver who struck 41 year old construction worker Randy Roginski on I-271 and killed him wasn't even charged.

But a Cuyahoga County jury returned a hefty verdict against Roginski's employer, Shelly Company, for his death.

The jury on Thursday awarded $19-million dollars in compensatory damages and $20-million in punitive damages to Roginski's widow and three children.

The attorney for the family described the working conditions in the construction zone on I-271 that night in 2010 as "ridiculously dangerous".

The Shelly Company says it is disappointed in the verdict, denied responsibility for the accident, and says it plans to appeal.

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