- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A Medford woman has filed a lawsuit against two construction companies after her husband was crushed to death by a dump truck in a construction area on Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove.

The Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/DQAKLo ) that Karee Battenfield on Wednesday filed a $7.9 million lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Her husband, Layne Battenfield, was a construction worker and longtime supervisor. On May 1 he was killed when struck by an asphalt dump truck that was backing up in the construction area.

The driver wasn’t cited after investigations by the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division. A trooper found no criminal intent or recklessness, and an Oregon OSHA inspector found no safety or equipment violations.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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