If you’ve been paying attention to the news at all over the last year, you know about the new Falcons stadium that is going up in Cobb County. Progress has been going well, but at least one worker has been injured on the job while working on the new facility.
A 28-year-old worker had metal scaffolding fall on his head while working at the site. He suffered from bleeding of the brain, facial and spinal injuries, and a severed ear. He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. His family is demanding to know who was supervising the scaffolding move during the accident.
The subcontractor the man belonged to said they are conducting an investigation and emphasized their commitment to safety. OSHA is also investigating as well. The main contractor for that part of the build shut down the job site and is searching for witnesses.
Most construction workers are covered by worker’s comp insurance. From what this report says, the employers involved are doing the right thing, but if it is discovered that there was negligence or unsafe conditions that lead to the accident, punitive damages may be necessary. For instance, if witness testimony shows there is a pattern of unsafe behavior done in the name of faster progress, that’s a big red flag.
Were you hurt on the job? Is your worker’s compensation payment too small to cover your bills? Get the strong arm on your side. Call John Foy & Associates for a free and confidential consultation about what happened.