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Passenger Severely Injured In Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crash Calls On Airline To Ensure Proficiency Of Its Pilots In Landing Procedures And Safety Protocols

07 October 2013 Published in News
(Photo by Wendell Hom) San Francisco ??? Alan W. Mortensen and Jessica Andrew of the Salt Lake City Law Firm of DEWSNUP, KING & OLSEN in Salt Lake City and Robert J. Nelson of the San Francisco law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and announced that Zhang Xiao Ping, a resident of the U.S., filed a lawsuit today against Asiana Airlines and The Boeing Company for the severe injuries she suffered on July 6, 2013, when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport.  The crash caused passengers, including Ms. Ping, to be jolted in all directions and many were violently thrown about the cabin.  Ms. Ping suffered multiple traumatic and life-altering injuries in the crash including neck and back fractures. 

$3.5 Million Awarded for Product Liability Action

01 October 2013 Published in News
Ralph Dewsnup, David Olsen and Jessica Andrew of the Salt Lake City law firm Dewsnup, King & Olsen, obtained a verdict of over $3.5 million in a products liability action against Terex USA, LLC, the manufacturer of a defective rock crusher that caused permanent injury to Mr. Larry Kirkbride. The rock crusher, which was operating at a sand and gravel pit in Salt Lake County at the time of Mr. Kirkbride?۪s injury, crushed large rocks into small rocks by means of two manganese-lined jaws. The jaw crusher was equipped with a failsafe safety device, a toggle plate, which was designed to act as a safety fuse and break when the crusher encountered uncrushable material, thus releasing stored energy that could build up even when the crusher was turned off. When an uncrushable 60 pound dozer ripper tooth became wedged in the jaws of the crusher, the toggle plate did not…

Engineers admit fault, fined $100G for their role in Utah mining tragedy

27 September 2013 Published in News
After years of denial, a trio of corporate consultants have finally admitted their role in a deadly 2007 coal mine collapse in Utah -- though, for families of the victims, the victory is more of a moral than a monetary one.  The negotiated settlement comes with just a $100,000 fine. The company Agapito Associates had been faulted by the federal government for their shoddy engineering analysis.  But as small as the final penalty is, the deal with the feds closes a painful chapter in Utah?۪s checkered coal mining history. ???It does seem like a shockingly low number,?۝ Ed Havas, an attorney representing a majority of the families of the victims, told FoxNews.com. ???But it is a victory in the sense that there is finally some acknowledgment (by Agapito) and it finishes up the last bit of pending litigation.?۝

Alan Mortensen has been retained by victims in the Asiana San Francisco plane crash.

18 September 2013 Published in News
An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul crashed on landing at San Francisco's airport Saturday, killing two passengers, injuring more than 160 and and forcing dozens of frightened passengers and crew to scamper from the heavily damaged aircraft before it was engulfed in smoke and flames.