Category Archives: Construction Accidents

Family of Woman Killed Sues

A woman was killed in a construction accident in Southboro last year.  The family now filed a wrongful death lawsuit against National Grid.  National Grid was conducting a test drive of a truck trailer-backhoe because they thought there was a problem with the combination.  The backhoe fell on the car, killing a woman.  Her daughter and two grandchildren were also injured.

The trailer jackknifed, the backhoe rolled off and toppled onto Wang’s minivan.  However, the plaintiffs argue that the National Grid truck should have never been on the highway because the company knew it was dangerous.  However, the company drove the vehicle on I-495 anyway on a busy Friday afternoon.

Inadequate Construction Leads to Sugarland Stage Collapse

Last August, the stage at the Indiana State Fair collapsed moments before Sugarland was to take the stage.  This resulted in the death of 7 individuals and now a lawsuit.  Numerous victims filed a civil lawsuit against Sugarland and the stage construction companies.

The cause of the collapse is cited as being a lack of clear authority.  State Fair officials warned Sugarland’s manager that they should consider canceling due to the storm, but the manager did not take heed.  Then the Indiana State Police Captain decided to call it off, but the stage collapsed before the announcement.  The winds had picked up to a speed that was beyond the stage’s capability to withstand. A deposition was held last week as the suit continues.