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A man severely injured after a deteriorating wooden stairway gave way at a condominium swimming pool agreed to a $15 million settlement of his Hudson County, New Jersey, suit on Feb. 8.

James Visconti, an employee of Preferred Pool Management Inc., was servicing the Harmon Cove IV community pool in Secaucus on Sept. 6, 2018, when stairs leading to a storage room collapsed, according to court papers. When Visconti put his foot on the second step, the tread detached from the stringer, his right foot hit the pavement and he fell onto his back, according to court papers.

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