Four men who were permanently injured while working at the construction site of a Cincinnati casino have filed a lawsuit against the construction company, claiming that officials sacrificed their safety and the building’s structural integrity in order to finish the project in time.
The four workers, along with eight other co-workers, were pouring concrete on the second floor when structural beams collapsed, causing them all to fall more than 25 feet while concrete fell on top on them. According to Business Week, the lawsuit claims the general contractor often ordered employees to pour concrete in cold, rainy conditions despite its negative effect on the way concrete sets. Federal inspectors fined four companies involved in the project for safety violations totaling $37,000.
Then men suffered various injuries such as broken and fractured spinal vertebrae, fractured ribs, fractured elbows, internal injuries as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. They claim their PTSD and pain prevent them from working or working for long periods of time, which has hurt them economically.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a workplace accident that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of others, you have the right to file a lawsuit to obtain the compensation you deserve. Experienced legal counsel in personal injury can help you through this difficult time.