Anne R. Burdette, who was 52 at the time of the incident, was entering her workstation via a stairwell when an employee of Empire Building & Environmental Services Inc. threw a trash bag down the stairwell, the article stated.
The bag, which contained various trash items from a restroom, hit Burdette on the head and neck, the article noted.
According to the article, the incident aggravated Burdette''s pre-existing degenerative cervical tissue condition.
Empire Building & Environmental Services Inc. has settled the suit with Burdette for $535,000, the article added.
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