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$12 million lawsuit filed in cable worker's death

The family of an Oneida man who died after falling from a bucket truck filed a lawsuit Monday seeking $12 million in damages from the contractors he was working for that day.

In July 2012, 29-year-old Bruce Lee Marion was hanging cable in a bucket truck 18 feet in the air when a truck drove by and hooked onto the cable. That cable hooked on the truck's bumper and then broke free, striking Marion and throwing him to the ground.The suit was filed on behalf of Marion's daughter, by her mother and step-father.

At the time of his death, Marion was working for J & R Cable, but they are not named in the lawsuit because they are protected by the Tennessee Worker's' Compensation Act.

Instead, the suit names the contractors, Windstream Communications, Inc. and Watts Brothers Cable Construction, Inc. The family is also suing the driver of the truck, Kevin M. Hughes.

The suit claims Marion died as a result of negligence.


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