Unsafe Conditions

pedestrians

Mitigating Pedestrian Risk The emergence of the coronavirus has resulted in lockdowns throughout the world, and for many people, the lockdowns have prompted a host of questions about what is and isn’t safe. One common point of confusion is about the safety of being a pedestrian. There are times when…

Construction workers and architects viewed from above

On March 15, 2018, a pedestrian bridge under construction in Florida collapsed killing one employee, permanently disabling another, and causing fatal injuries to five motorists who were traveling underneath. The bridge was strategically constructed on Florida International University’s campus to facilitate accessibility for students who walked to the campus from the adjourning…

The Sheriff’s Office in Suwannee County, Florida recently announced an investigation into the deaths of three children who accidentally locked themselves inside a chest freezer. A homeowner had left the freezer in her yard for the trash disposal service to pick up. The children, ages 1, 4, and 6, suffocated…

Contractor Negligence A Gwinnett County, Georgia jury recently decided that an improperly installed window was responsible for the death of independent contractor, Wade Blackwell. Blackwell was asked to give the building owner a quote for the cost of replacing trim around an attic window. Blackwell was inspecting the trim when he…