Worker injured in scaffolding collapse awarded $2 million

A 42 year-old man who was injured at a Binghamton University construction site in 2010 was awarded $2 million last week after he suffered serious injuries when a scaffolding collapsed, plunging him and five others five stories to the ground.

The jury ordered the construction company to pay the injured worker for his medical expenses, past and future lost wages, and his past and future pain and suffering. His attorney says his client suffers from dizziness and PTSD and that traumatic brain injuries affect his memory and cognitive skills.

According to Press Connections, OSHA fined the construction company $12,300 after its investigation found that safety chains that kept the scaffolding in place were never installed.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured on the job, contact the workplace injury attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates today at (612) 334-3444.