When you’ve been injured, the first thing on your mind should be getting well and recovering from your injuries. The last thing on your mind should be how you are going to pay your bills and expenses during recovery, especially if you are injured due to the negligence of another party or at work.
Thursday afternoon, a crane collapsed at the CityPlace construction site. CityPlace is a massive apartment building located in Buckhead that is currently under construction. Firefighters were able to rescue six workers stranded on the 5th floor of a parking structure with no way down after the crane broke in half.
Thankfully, no one was injured and no nearby structures were damaged. OSHA is investigating the incident. Construction resumed, but crews stayed away from the site of the accident. A reporter investigated the construction company and found that they had been fined by OSHA in March for three violations. The company has also received a $45,000 fine for what was termed as repeated asbestos violations. The construction at the site of the accident has been placed on hold pending investigation.
As growth returns to metro Atlanta, crane accidents have been on the rise. Thursday’s collapse was the third to have happened in Atlanta this year. In February, a construction worker was injured when a crane toppled over at Pinewood Studios.
If you have been injured on the job or as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is important to speak with a lawyer to determine if you are entitled to compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney can review your information and determine how to proceed. John Foy and Associates are your experienced personal injury lawyers. Give us a call for a consultation.