SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE LEADS TO $900,000.00 SETTLEMENT
A Point Pleasant, New Jersey man, fell 15 feet to the ground when a scaffold collapsed beneath him while he was working to install second floor windows at a construction site. He suffered a displaced left hip fracture and displaced fracture of his left heel bone. As a result, the man was required to undergo an open reduction and internal fixation of his left hip, with the implantation of several metal pins and metal plates, as well as an open reduction and pinning of the fracture of his left heel.
The Point Pleasant man hired Maggs & McDermott who determined that the accident occurred because the scaffold had not been properly assembled. Furthermore, the victim had not been provided with any safety equipment, including a safety harness.
The Firm brought suit against the general contractor in charge of the project, Ward Home Services. Maggs & McDermott alleged that Ward Home Services had been responsible to supervise the proper assembly of the scaffold and to make fall protection available to workers on the job site.
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