The family of a construction worker who fell to his death received a $440,000 settlement. In 2005, a Texas man aged 23, was part of a crew working on a building in Mesquite. He and another worker entered a wooden box, which was then lifted by a SkyTrak device to the second story. They were working when the box tipped over and both men fell to the ground. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
His family sued general contractor CME Builders and subcontractors Frontier Framing and Associated Truss & Lumber (which owned the SkyTrak), alleging the SkyTrak was used in an unsafe manner contrary to its instructions and regulations. They also said Frontier Framing had been cited by OSHA for failing to provide fall prevention equipment on the site. The defendants argued Lara was negligent because he refused to wear safety equipment.
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Construction – Dallas County
Hernandez v. Frontier Framing Inc.