43-year old David Jimenez of New York suffered serious injury to his right leg after a 600-pound statue of Christ crushed it, leading to an amputation. Jimenez had been cleaning the statue at the St. Patrick’s Church in Newberg when it toppled and landed on top of him. Allegedly, only a single screw had been holding the statue in place. The church has claimed that it is not liable for the accident. Jimenez filed a $3 million lawsuit in March of 2011. The trial to determine the outcome of the incident is expected to begin in late 2012.
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