Workplace Negligence Attorney Settles Fatal Scaffolding Collapse Lawsuit

Workplace Negligence Attorney Settles Fatal Scaffolding Collapse Lawsuit

The Ammons Law Firm has successfully negotiated the settlement of a case involving a tragic workplace accident that took the life of a 38-year-old husband and father of six. The accident took place during the construction of a large medical center complex in central Texas.

The construction worker was positioned on a scaffolding platform 50 feet in the air without being provided any tie-off equipment or other fall protection gear. As the man released an anchor to allow access to a portion of the building’s facade he needed to patch, the entire scaffolding structure became unstable and began to fall backward. The worker was thrown from the apparatus and fell to his death.

In the causes of action brought on behalf of the man’s surviving wife and children by Mr. Ammons, it was alleged that the conduct of the construction project’s general contractor, the subcontractor who employed the worker, as well as the manufacturer and distributor of the scaffolding, caused the fatal event. Among the specifics that constituted the negligent conduct was that the training and fall prevention equipment necessary for the worker to safely perform his duties were not provided. Additionally, it was claimed that the scaffolding that fell was provided for the worker’s use without adequate warnings and instructions and that the worker’s employer did not have in place safety programs and procedures that would have prevented the fatal incident.

The Ammons Law Firm is located in Houston, Texas, and practices personal injury law, including cases involving: tire defects, oil rig explosions, truck accidents, plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, seatback defects, airbag defects, SUV rollovers, and workplace negligence.

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