The 49-year-old broke multiple bones in his face during the 2013 accident

OCEAN COUNTY — An iron worker who suffered multiple broken bones in his face during an on-the-job accident in Brick four years ago settled his lawsuit for $725,000 earlier this summer, according to a report.

David Dingler, 49, of Warren County, was hit in the face with a steel strap while helping to build a new wing at Ocean Medical Center on March 21, 2013, NJLawJournal.com reported.

While pulling a steel column using a cable anchored into concrete by a steel strap, the strap broke free and hit Dingler in the face, the report said.

He had to undergo multiple surgeries after breaking numerous bones including his his posterior right orbit and his right zygomatic arch. Dingler also fractured his sinus walls and broke other bones in his nose, his suit alleged.

Dingler sued the general contractor, the steel fabricator and his employer, Spencer Steele of Neptune City, alleging the strap was defective and that a scaffold kept him from standing a reasonable distance from the strap. Steel Fabricator Arnold Steel of Lakewood and general contractor Torcon of Tinton Falls each paid $362,500.

Dingler’s medical bills totaled $109,244. He said he still has facial scars and a drooping eyelid.

The suit was settled July 10, the law journal said.

Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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Source:: New Jersey Real -Time News

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