Jury awards $6.3 million to estate of former East Troy teen
MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee County jury has found Advance Cast Stone primarily to blame for the collapse that killed a a former East Troy teen and injured two others.
Fifteen-year-old Jared Kellner of Greenfield was on his way to Summerfest June 24, 2010 when a 13-ton concrete panel fell off the O'Donnell Park parking structure and killed him.
The jury awarded $6.3 million to the estate of Jared Kellner for pain and suffering before he died and $500,000 to his mother, Dawn Kellner. The jury awarded Milwaukee County $6 million in repair costs and lost revenue.
The jury also ruled that J.H. Findorff and Sons was 10 percent of the blame and Milwaukee County 2 percent.
Advance Cast Stone of Random Lake produced and installed the panels on the facade of the O'Donnell parking structure in downtown Milwaukee in the early 1990s.
Kellner, who had grown up in East Troy was with his friend, Eric Wosinski of East Troy, and Eric's mother, Amy Wosinski, who also were injured in the accident.
Amy and Eric Wosinski claim in the suit filed in Jan. 2011 that they suffered "severe physical and emotional injury" from the collapse of a 13 1/2 ton concrete panel.
Amy Wosinski needed a below-the-knee amputation and her son Eric Wosinski suffered a broken leg.