A man who sustained an arm injury as a result of a worker’s error operating a construction elevator settled his Hudson County suit, Ross v. Hughes, for $2.75 million on Nov. 5.

In July 2018, Robert Ross, then 36, was working at a high-rise construction site at 99 Hudson Street in Jersey City when he sustained an arm injury. A heavy gate in the construction elevator in which he was riding unexpectedly slammed down on his arm. The construction elevator was operated by defendant Cornellius Hughes, who was not a member of the Elevator Operator’s Union, according to Ross’ attorney, Raymond A. Gill Jr. of Gill & Chamas in Woodbridge.