Construction Site Accident
A thirty-two-year-old husband and father of two young children who worked as a framer building residential homes was paralyzed from the chest down in 2010 when he fell from the second floor at a construction site of a home in progress. At the time, his employer and the general contractor had no fall protection equipment or plan in use, in violation of federal OSHA regulations for “elevated” work. A multi-million dollar lawsuit for the man and his family was settled by the Clore Law Group, LLC, in February of 2010, after the homebuilder acknowledged that mistakes were made in training and educating its employees about OSHA requirements. The lawsuit also led to future changes by the homebuilder—remedial training and employee education about OSHA regulations and fall protection.