It has long been known that construction jobs rank among the most deadly in terms of workplace fatalities, but defects in the manufacture of a workplace safety device may have contributed to the risky environment in at least one Texas fatality. Several construction workers were killed on an Austin worksite when scaffolding attached to a large condominium development collapsed, causing three laborers to plunge to their deaths. A lawsuit that has been filed in the incident claims that scaffolding manufacturer American Mast Climbers created a defective product and did not attach sufficient safety warnings to the equipment. Several contractors and subcontractors that were involved in the project have also been named in the suit.
If you or a loved one has been placed in harm’s way by a defective or substandard product, we can help. Contact the attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 866-461-5791. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.