California Jury Awards $16.3M to Family of Construction Worker

July 29, 2016

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $16.3 million to the family of a construction worker who fell to his death at a wastewater treatment plant.

City News Service says the Superior Court panel this week found for Rosa Gonzalez and her two children in a lawsuit against Atlas Construction Supply.

Her husband, 30-year-old Edgar Gonzalez, fell 30 feet while building a wall at the Hyperion treatment plant near Playa del Rey in 2011. The suit said he was connected to an improperly secured framework that weighed several thousand pounds and partially fell on him.

Jury awardDouglas Purdy, an attorney for Atlas, said he disagreed with the verdict.

Topics California Construction

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  • August 1, 2016 at 3:21 pm
    CO_yeti says:
    Written like someone that makes his living off life insurance commissions. Are you sure you and the personal injury lawyer mentioned aren't more alike than you'd prefer to adm... read more
  • July 31, 2016 at 8:05 pm
    Adam Strange says:
    I am sorry for the family and Atlas needs to be held liable. However, what baffles me in these lawsuits is how much is given to the plaintiff. That man could not have ever ea... read more
  • July 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm
    Fatima Kolesar says:
    The real question goes to Atlas and the construction company. The negligence of the construction company is why there is a claim. Safety should be the upmost important facet... read more

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