IronWorker Falls From Roof, Injuring Back ($1.7 Million)

A Local 444 Union IronWorker recovered $1.7 million after suffering injuries to his lower back and hand, which resulted from an approximately 30-foot fall.

The Case

The union IronWorker was on a job-site in Lockport, IL at the Lewis Airport. While doing construction on an airplane hangar, the IronWorker fell approximately thirty feet off of the roof. He was unable to return to the job as an IronWorker due to his injuries.

In-Depth Look

The general contractor blamed the IronWorker for not exercising reasonable care while doing his work. They claimed that it was a no access zone.

The lead trial team at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates claimed the general contractor failed to provide adequate fall protection. Ultimately, the recovered $1.7 million on behalf of the IronWorker.