Chesapeake Personal Injury Lawyer Report : Railroad Company Sues Jordan Bridge Company Over Construction Accident
An accident that delayed the opening of the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge by more than three months, led to citations being issued against the bridge’s builders alleging a number of workplace safety violations, the Virginian-Pilot has reported.
As a Chesapeake personal injury lawyer, this accident makes for worrying reading. Fortunately, no construction workers or other people were injured when a large concrete segment crashed to the ground, but the accident had led a railroad company to file a lawsuit.
Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line is suing South Norfolk Jordan Bridge LLC, reported the Pilot.
The railroad is claiming the accident shut down and damaged a section of the track for a week. It is suing for $1.6 million, according to reports.
See this video of the new Jordan Bridge.
The new bridge opened in last October 2012. The accident was reported to have been caused by the failure of equipment.
I see a number of industrial accidents in cities such as Norfolk, Hampton and Chesapeake that have areas of heavy industry. Recently a worker died in an industrial accident at a machine works company in Hampton, VA.
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