The company behind construction of the new Mercedes Benz Stadium is facing a lawsuit which states negligence led to a construction worker suffering "permanent and continuing" injuries.
The lawsuit was filed by Abiegale Rogers, on behalf of Sonny Rogers. Rogers is described as being incapacitated. The suit is filed against HHRM Self-Perform, LLC and several other construction companies for an incident which took place on July 1, 2015.
According to the lawsuit, Rogers and other workers were directed to move a 42-foot-high metal shoring tower by using a fork lift, rather than properly dismantling the tower.
The lawsuit points out that the people in charge knew or should have known the shoring tower manufacturer called for dismantling the shoring tower in the reverse method in which it was erected, thereby necessitating dismantling the tower from the top to the bottom.
The report goes on to say:
"This means and method was in contract to that specified by the shoring manufacturer and industry practice, which call for manually disassembling the metal shoring in reverse order to which it was erected."
It was during this removal that the tower collapsed, "striking, pinning and severely injuring Rogers."
"As a direct and proximate result of the negligence and negligence per se of the defendants, (Rogers) will be unable to return to gainful employment, and has therefore incurred past lost wages and will incur lost wages in the future."
The injuries and damages Rogers suffered has created medical bills in excess of $4 million and "will continue to incur medical expenses into the future."
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