The family of an electrician who was killed when a crane hook fell on him has reached a $17 million settlement in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas with the owner of the crane, the company contracted to inspect and repair the crane and the contractor of the decedent’s employer.

An examination of The Legal’s sibling publication, PaLaw magazine, indicates this is the third largest reported settlement in a wrongful-death case in state court in the past 10 years.

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