Our firm has filed suit on behalf of the family of the deceased bridge worker who was killed in the bridge collapse that we wrote about in the December issue of the Report. The death occurred on October 30, 2008, in Louisiana. Eric Troy Blackmon, a long-time employee of Boh Bros. Construction, was a foreman on the twin span bridge being built between Slidell and New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Blackmon was attached with a safety harness to a 70-ton concrete girder that collapsed into Lake Pontchartrain. The structural failure caused Mr. Blackmon to fall 30 feet to the lake surface and be pulled to the bottom of the lake.
J. Greg Allen, Chris D. Glover, and I will handle the case for the family. A complaint was filed on December 12, 2008 in the Civil District for the Parish of New Orleans, Louisiana, against Gulf Coast Pre-Stress, Inc., the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, and Volkert & Associates, Inc. These Defendants knew of problems in the design of the girders that prevented them from being properly secured to the bridge. The defendants were negligent in their remedial measures taken to repair the design issues in the girders.
This was a terrible incident that resulted in the loss of a husband and father. On the day of his death Mr. Blackmon and his co-workers were doing exactly what they should have been doing. These concrete girders are not supposed to fall and it’s something that should never have happened. We will do everything possible to get a good result for the family.
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