PHILADELPHIA - The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 29 affirmed a defense verdict in a workplace accident case brought against the federal government, finding no error with the trial court's decision regarding the proximate cause of a man's injuries suffered on a military base (Frank Summers, et al. v. The United States of America, No. 12-3961, 3rd Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 22025).