Monday, October 23, 2006

Chess ties Big Dig death toll

The Opryland Hotel has been named as a defendant in a federal wrongful death lawsuit...

The civil action claims [that Rosanna] Lane died as an indirect result of injuries she sustained when an Opryland Hotel conference table suddenly collapsed on her lap.

Lane was attending a chess tournament held at the Opryland Hotel April 2005 when, according to the complaint, a conference table “suddenly and without warning” broke and fell directly on Lane’s lower body.

Her injuries required surgery to her knee, the lawsuit says. And as a result of that surgery she developed an infection that ultimately killed her.

When are chess players going to stand together and demand safer working conditions?

Hat Tip: Rex Hammock's Weblog

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