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Falling Debris from Construction Project Injures Man

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In March of 2018, Timothy Duarte was working at an elevator platform at a construction site along Myrtle Beach's Ocean Boulevard. A BMW Rebar worker was using a large crane to lift a piece of a reinforcement bar to the top of a 25-story building that was under construction. The rebar broke as it was being lifted to the top of the building. It fell on the elevator platform and hit Mr. Duarte on his head and body.

Mr. Duarte has filed a civil suit against BMW Rebar Company, Landmark Builders of SC, LaborQuick Constructions Staffing and several other companies. He has alleged he will require extensive medical treatment due to the injuries he sustained as a result of the falling debris.

The lawsuit claims that the companies had a responsibility to provide a safe environment, and alleges they were negligent as they failed to safeguard the area and safely operate the crane. Mr. Duarte has said his injuries required "significant medical treatment" and he will require ongoing medical care.

When someone is injured or dies as a result of an accident, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party's right to recover.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident, please contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 1-800-594-4884. Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for injuries that occurred as a result of such an accident.

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