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Worker Fired From Portland Cremation Center After Heavy Corpse Fell On Her

Court documents say the woman and a co-worker in August were carrying a heavy corpse up a narrow flight of stairs when the corpse fell and pinned the woman against a wall.

Posted: Oct. 20, 2018 11:00 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland cremation worker who says she was sexually harassed and fired after reporting she sustained a back injury when a heavy corpse fell on her has filed a lawsuit seeking $900,000.

The sex discrimination and workers compensation discrimination lawsuit was filed Thursday in Multnomah County Circuit Court against Portland Cremation Center.

Court documents say the woman and a co-worker in August were carrying a heavy corpse up a narrow flight of stairs when the corpse fell and pinned the woman against a wall.

The lawsuit says she reported the injury and was fired the next day.

The lawsuit also says the woman's supervisors created a sexually hostile workplace that included grabbing her breasts.

An attorney for Portland Cremation Center says the company denies any wrongdoing.

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