A crane operator who lost one leg and suffered serious injuries to the other in an accident during the initial phase of construction of the Harrah’s casino in Chester, Pa., will be paid $13 million in a settlement of a suit against the general contractor and two subcontractors.

According to court papers, Timothy McGuire’s legs were crushed when another worker who was operating an aerial boom lift hit an 80 foot I-beam weighing 12,800 pounds, causing the stack of beams to domino. McGuire was standing amid the beams.

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