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Janitorial company settles civil suit

March 24, 2011

SANTA ANA, CA — A janitorial company has settled a civil suit with an injured former UPS worker, according to The Orange County Register.

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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