Patton Boggs Insights - December 2012: Litigation/Courts: Construction Worker Awarded $2 Million After Accident

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An employee of a roofing firm was awarded just over $2 million as a result of a scaffolding collapse at a construction site in New York that reportedly left him with traumatic brain injuries. The award went against LeChase Construction Services, LLC of Rochester, which was providing project management services on a project in June 2010 at Binghamton University. The 42-year-old employee of Apple Roofing Co. and five others were injured when a bridge connecting two platform scaffolds collapsed, plunging them five stories to the ground. OSHA subsequently fined Apple $12,300 and the scaffolding contractor, CFI Sales and Service, $2,100. Fines for both companies were lowered on appeal.

 

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