Construction sites are important to help our country’s infrastructure evolve and remain safe, but they can also be incredibly dangerous. When mistakes occur and innocent people are hurt or killed, a lawsuit is the most common outcome. These stories prove just how complicated legal matters can become after such accidents.
Westport Concrete Accident
69-year-old Herbert Grant was working at a construction site in Westport, Connecticut when he was struck by a boom extending off the front of a concrete truck. The strike proved fatal, and Grant lost his life immediately. He had been working on the site as an independent contractor to supervise concrete pouring. It is expected that a lawsuit will ensue as Grant’s closest of kin sue the construction company for negligence and wrongful death.
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa Concert Problems
A railing recently collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert, causing more than 40 people to plunge about six feet onto a concrete surface. 42 people were hurt, with 17 suffering major injuries like concussions, broken bones, and even one broken spine. Now the 17 people with the most serious injuries are suing both rappers as well was the venue operator and event promoter, Live Nation. According to the lawyers on the case, “What happened here should have been prevented. The majority of people fell headfirst. That could have been catastrophic.”
Death of Apprentice Carpenter
Clyde Norris was only 17 years old when he lost his life after having a timber wall frame strike him in the head on a home construction site. It was, of course, an incredibly emotional experience for all of the workers involved, and all first aid possible was administered on site. The companies involved are cooperating with authorities, but this situation nonetheless leaves the door open for Norris’ parents to file a lawsuit against the leading companies for the wrongful death of their son.
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