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Worker agrees to settlement with Cowboys, NFL on ice lawsuit

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A man injured by falling ice at Cowboys Stadium in the days before Super Bowl XLV agreed to an out of court settlement from the Dallas Cowboys and NFL on Tuesday. A jury also cleared stadium architect HKS of negligence on Tuesday afternoon.

Severin Sampson was one of six people hurt by falling ice at the stadium just days before Super Bowl XLV in 2011. He worked as a sound engineer and said the head injury damaged his hearing.

The amount Sampson received in the settlement cannot be disclosed due to a confidentiality clause.

Sampson's attorney had argued the NFL, Cowboys and stadium architects didn't take the possibility of falling ice into account when designing the sloped roof of the venue.

The judge hearing the case allowed the use of Sampson's positive test for marijuana on the day of the incident in the trial.

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