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Construction Worker Site Fall Causing Wrongful Death

Our construction litigation team obtained a cash and annuity settlement with a value in excess of $2 million on behalf of the survivors of a sheet metal worker who fell four stories to his death through a defective scaffold railing at a construction site near San Francisco. The decedent was working as an independent contractor on a reroofing project at a large private residence. Our attorneys demonstrated that the building, which had been entirely scaffolded by a subcontractor, was in an unsafe condition. Using experts in construction site management, scaffold erection and forensic economics, our wrongful death attorneys proved that the scaffold and its cross arms had not been properly secured and that this error resulted in the decedent’s death. The recovery included economic damages exceeding $1 million, representing the loss of future salary, benefits and household services of the decedent.