Widow of Worker Killed by Street Sweeper Awarded $41.5M

The widow of a city Department of Sanitation worker killed by an out-of-control street sweeper won a $41.5 million negligence lawsuit.

The New York Post reports that a Queens jury granted the sum to Bina Frosch on Tuesday after her husband, 43-year-old Steven Frosch, was struck and killed by a colleague's vehicle inside a garage in 2014.

The father of four had been on the job for 18 years and was due to retire.

Lawyer Ben Rubinowitz said he died because of negligence of a fellow sanitation worker, who blamed the incident on faulty equipment.

A city Law Department spokesman said the city recognizes that the death is a tragedy, but the jury's award "exceeds reasonable limits." He said the city would pursue legal options to reduce the award.

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