Attorneys for the estate of deceased worker had alleged the construction companies on site were negligent in failing to erect the required drums or traffic barriers that would have protected the workers. The 38-year-old worker from Wisconsin was completing some electrical work just a few feet from an intersection when a semitractor-trailer tried to make a sharp right turn. The worker’s back was to the intersection at the time he was struck, and he had no time to react or jump out of the way. The widow’s wrongful death attorney alleged the construction companies put this worker out into the field with no protection.
Wrongful death claims were filed against the trucking company, the trucking company’s driver, the general contractor for the construction site and the subcontractor. A worker on site testified the majority of trucks that turned that same corner jumped the curb. Photos of the site proved this, revealing tire track marks well worn over the curb. Despite this, the construction company did not put up the necessary barriers. Continue reading ›