Prison Inmates Sues Over Broken Toe, Seeking $2.2M

May 10, 2012

A Montana State Prison inmate is suing five prison employees for the physical and mental trauma he says he suffered after getting his foot caught in a grain auger at the prison dairy.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported 40-year-old Robert Webb filed the $2.2 million lawsuit in federal court in Helena on Tuesday.

Webb said he was shoveling grain in December when he slipped. The lawsuit said he was stuck in the auger for at least 15 minutes and it took another 30 minutes to free him. He broke the big toe on his left foot and says he still has trouble getting around.

Webb alleges he was injured because the auger’s safety guard had been removed.

He is seeking damages for future medical costs and any disability that will affect his ability to work.

Latest Comments

  • May 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    Knowldege says:
    Thanks Observer. I am glad you could toe the line. Glad the prisoner didn't lose a foot. Would be 12 inches shorter. Got to go home and walk my dog Toe Toe.
  • May 14, 2012 at 10:27 am
    Observer says:
    Give him a break (oh he already did). Maybe Toe-Main poisoning will set in. His reward should be that he gets to eat Toe Fu for the rest of his life and the taxpayers will F... read more
  • May 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    Hibbsey says:
    Although your joke was not funny either, I was referring to the toe truck pun. Ugghhh! Cringing even as I look back to reread it!
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