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Jimmy Buffett Off the Hook in Lawsuit Over Concert Accident That Left Trucker Severely Injured

By TheBlast Staff

Jimmy Buffett has been dismissed from a lawsuit filed by a female trucker who was left severely injured after working on the set up of one of the singer’s Las Vegas shows.

On December 27, the truck driver filed court documents informing the court she is no longer pursuing claims against the singer and his company, Margaritaville. She has dropped both defendants from her lawsuit but will continue on with the other defendants.

Buffett had not responded to the allegations in court.

As The Blast first reported, Mary Kay Puckett sued Buffett, his Margaritaville company, MGM Resorts, and Live Nation Entertainment.

Puckett claimed she was working as a truck driver transporting stage equipment for Jimmy Buffett’s 2016 “I Don’t Know Tour,” and on October 15, 2016 says the tour stopped at the MGM in Las Vegas.

She claimed she was ordered to begin unloading equipment but refused because it was not her job and she was not properly trained to unload and set up. She said the crew member began "verbally assaulting" her until she relented and agreed to unhook the equipment to begin the unloading process.

However, Puckett said a group of "four heavy black steel production rigging items" were not properly secured and fell on top of her when she released a ratchet and strap holding the equipment into the truck.

She claimed to have suffered severe bodily injuries and disfigurement and accused the “Cheeseburger in Paradise” star of being negligent in security precautions and with training the employees.

She sued seeking unspecified damages for her expensive medical bills and for her alleged pain and suffering.

Puckett is still continuing on with her lawsuit against Live Nation and MGM.

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