A man who worked for a Michigan masonry company was killed after falling from a scaffold while working on a construction project on the University of Michigan campus.
The company is now facing criminal charges with violating safety regulations from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, which allegedly caused the man’s death. The complaint states that Davenport Masonry did not have a hazard-free workplace.
The accident happened in February 2008 when the man stepped backward on an unguarded scaffold and fell 40 feet. The man was killed on impact. The masonry company is denying any that they are in any way criminally liable for the accident.
Construction accidents can occur unexpectedly and have devastating effects on all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.