A contract photographer has sued Eastern Washington University after he suffered a serious leg injury in 2015 when a collegiate athlete threw a hammer during a track and field competition and the ball and chain struck the photographer in the leg as he was attempting to capture images of the event.....
Crews marked the lines of the hammer event with flags. Swords set up his camera just outside one of the flagged-sector lines and began photographing the hammer-throwing attempt by Montana’s Carlie Jessop, according to the suit filed earlier this month.
Swords “did not see the path of the hammer and was unable to avoid it because he was taking photographs of Ms. Jessop,” wrote Swords’ attorney, Evan Schneider. “As a result of said incident, plaintiff suffered severe personal injuries and damages.”