Widow Sues Nebraska College Over Husband’s Fatal Fall

April 10, 2012

The widow of a Metropolitan Community College student who died after falling at a campus training course has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Omaha, Neb., school.

Regina Peters says in her lawsuit that the college failed to ensure the safety of her husband, Jon Peters, while he was training to be a utility line worker.

Jon Peters fell 30 feet from a utility pole on the training course on March 19, 2011. The 31-year-old man died at a hospital.

The lawsuit seeks $27,000 in medical and funeral costs, plus additional monetary compensation. The March 29 filing in Douglas County District Court was first reported by the Omaha World-Herald.

A message left for a college spokeswoman wasn’t immediately returned.

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