Worker Sues over Injury at Falcons Stadium
A worker was hurt while trying to move a 42-foot metal shoring tower at the new $1.4 billion Falcons stadium and is now suing HHRM Self Perform LLC, the general contractor, and other companies and individuals involved with the project.
Details about the Workplace Accident
The worker is claiming “permanent and continuing” injuries. According to the lawsuit, the employee of subcontractor Skyline Forming, Sunny Rogers, is incapacitated because of the accident. He is suing for lost wages, future wages, and current and future medical bills amounting to $4 million. The lawsuit claims supervisory personnel failed to follow tower manufacturer instructions, which say the tower should be dismantled before attempting to move it.
Defendants in the lawsuit include HHRM Self Perform LLC, Skyline Forming, Personnel & Safety Administration, Inc. and others associated with the project. The 75,000-seat Mercedes Benz stadium is scheduled to open June 2017. Stadium officials reported that the stadium was 50%-60% complete as of mid-May. Officials said the bulk of the delays were caused by the eight-piece retractable roof, which is being “continuously engineered,” according to team CEO and President Rich McKay. McKay said the steel for the stadium is being manufactured in 32 different steel plants in an effort to keep the project on schedule.
Important Information about On the Job Accidents
- A total of 4,821 people were killed in on the job accidents that happened in the United States in 2014.
- During the same year, there were an average of about 92 deaths per week in on the job accidents.
- Fatal on the job injuries involving contractors accounted for about 17 percent of all fatal work injuries.