Jury awards injured worker $8.5 million

January 28, 2011 6:05:57 PM PST
A jury has awarded a former construction worker injured in a 2005 trench collapse $8.5 million and the estate of a worker who was killed $1million.

Herman Calloway Sr., 74, and Herman Calloway, Jr., 51, were working at a construction site at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School.

They were digging a trench for a storm sewer when one of the sides caved in. The men were buried.

Calloway Jr. survived but was disabled. His father died in the trench.