A former UPS employee who was injured in the course of employment at Newark Liberty Airport recently settled her personal injury lawsuit for $1.23 million. Plaintiff was the signaler for the operator of a aircraft cargo loading machine. Because it was cold outside, Plaintiff was standing behind the loading machine’s exhaust. When the operator moved the loading machine, Plaintiff was dragged underneath and her leg was crushed. Due to the severity of the injury, Plaintiff’s leg had to be amputated. In the lawsuit, it was alleged that the Port Authority knew of the dangers associated with the operation of loading machines at the airport, yet did nothing to warn its tenants’ employees. The settlement in Plaintiff’s personal injury case will be offset by a $225,000 workers compensation lien.