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Worker Says Bonehead Move Broke His Back

CINCINNATI (CN) - A construction worker says he broke his back in a fall because co-workers took out a staircase during the morning and didn't bother to warn him or block off the door.

Paul Fiorino claims in Hamilton County Court that "contrary to industry standards, workers failed to block access to the stairs, guard the open stairwell, or otherwise warn workers the stairs had been removed."

Though the stairs had been there that morning, Fiorino says, he "did not know the stairs had been removed and fell from the second floor to the first floor, landed on his back on a marble floor, and sustained a broken back, an adrenal gland hemorrhage, and a shoulder injury that required surgery."

Fiorino seeks damages from Jonathan D. Smith Service Co., JDS Service Co., and the John Does who took out the stairs. He is represented by Marc Pera.

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