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Garda injured in Killarney lift collapse settles action

Jun 30, 2021 09:06 By radiokerrynews
Garda injured in Killarney lift collapse settles action Garda injured in Killarney lift collapse settles action
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A garda who was injured when a lift at a Killarney hotel plummeted three floors has reached a settlement in his High Court Action.

He is among a group of five people who sued after being injured in the incident on July 9th 2011 at the Killarney Plaza Hotel.

This was the final settlement to be reached.

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The court heard Paul Meehan from Lucan, Dublin helped other members of his extended family who were seriously injured when the lift crashed to the basement of the Killarney Plaza Hotel ten years ago.

They were returning to their rooms following a wedding when the incident occurred.

The 45-year-old helped pull the doors of the buckled lift open despite suffering injuries to his lower back and knees, which it was claimed later impacted on his ability to return to sports and running.

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Mr Meehan along with four members of his extended family sued lift companies, Ellickson Engineering Ltd, which is in receivership of Kilmurry, Waterford; Kilell Ltd also of Kilmurry, Waterford, Otis Ltd, Naas Road Business Park, Dublin and  Otis Elevator Ireland Ltd of the same address, as well as lift components manufacturer Daldoss Elevetronic Spa of Valsugana, Italy.

The court heard liability was conceded in the case in 2019 and the cases were before the court for assessment of damages only.

The High Court was yesterday told Mr Meehan had reached a confidential settlement in his action; it was the final case arising from the incident to be settled.

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His brother Kevin Meehan reached a settlement of €508,000, Kevin’s wife Jennie Wong, brother Andrew Meehan and his wife Patricia O’Leary reached confidential settlements.

 

 

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