|School District of Clay County|
Green Cove Springs, Florida
|Teacher Inservice Center - Fleming Island High 2233 Village Square Parkway Hearings for Special Actions regarding Students - NONE REGULAR MEETING - 7:00 p.m.|
Agenda Item #3
C-2 Settlement of Personal Injury Claim of Derek Buben
On May 10, 2007, Derek Buben was a student at Orange Park High School. While in shop class he was allowed to use a table saw with the blade safety guard disengaged. The wood misfed into the saw and caused his right hand to be thrown into the saw blade. He suffered severe injuries to his right hand which required extensive medical treatment, including surgery. Medical bills exceeded $71,000.00. Settlement was reached by concensus between Board Chair Carol Studdard, Dr. George Copeland and Bruce Bickner. Total settlement for all claims is $58,000.00.
Approve settlement as presented.
Bruce Bickner, School Board Attorney