Sster Mary Murray, a 90-year-old resident of St. Zita’s Villa in Monsey, New York, was killed after being struck by a 200-pound freestanding closet that toppled to the ground in her living quarters. Murray’s nephew has filed a lawsuit against the company that supplied and installed the closets, claiming that their practices were negligent and unsafe. The company made a counter-claim stating that Murray’s own recklessness was responsible for the incident, according to court documents. Several other parties are also named in the wrongful death suit, which notes that previous incidents of injury and damage resulting from the closets falling down had been documented at the facility.
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