On 8/8/08 before National Arbitration and Mediation’s Mediator Michael McAllister a $725,000 settlement was reached for a 33-year-old carpenter who sustained a closed brain injury, fractured scapula necessitating arthroscopic surgery, and derangement of the cervical and lumbosacral spine. In the transporting of plywood at Defendant’s lumber site, its employee operating a forklift failed to secure the load of 15 pieces of plywood, which fell from the elevated fork striking Plaintiff. Defendant claimed Plaintiff positioned himself in the way of danger and failed to heed warnings. Defendant contested the head injury as all objective testing was normal.