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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Combs v. General Electric, et al. (Product Liability)

Michael Combs Sr. claims he sustained severe burns due to a design defect in a General Electric product. Combs was working as a maintenance electrician at United States Steel Corporation’s Granite City steel mill in February 2014 when he responded to an alarm and entered the power control room for a drive sold by General Electric and maintained by ICR Engineering. When the cabinet door to the drive was opened, an arc flash caused third degree burns to more than 30 percent of his body, including his head, face, neck, chest, torso, arms, and hands. He claims General Electric negligently designed the drive.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
10/14/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Electric $0
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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database