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The Worst Structural Collapses in History

Some of the most tragic and terrifying catastrophes in the United States involved building and structural collapses. When engineering goes wrong, whether through negligence or improper design, lives can be lost and destruction can be immeasurable. From bridges to skyscrapers to apartment buildings, when a construction company or engineer takes shortcuts or fails to perform…

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Catastrophic Injuries on Georgia’s Construction Sites

Construction sites are one of the most dangerous places to work in Georgia and across the United States. It’s not surprising that so many injuries occur as heavy machinery, complex vehicles, and other hazards like nail guns, large equipment, and elevated work areas are plentiful on most worksites.  Unfortunately in places like this, the injuries…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Discusses Access Road Bridge Collapse

On October 19, 2021, demolition work on the Access Road bridge in Newton County led to tragedy as part of the bridge collapsed into the Yellow River. Three workers fell into the river; two workers were critically injured, and the third worker died. The bridge is labeled “structurally deficient,” and is being replaced with a…

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Florida Condo Was Being Upgraded When It Collapsed

On Thursday, June 24, a condo in Surfside, Florida suffered a “pancake” collapse – where the collapse starts at the top and continues straight through to the ground floor – killing one resident, injuring 10, and leaving 99 residents unaccounted for thus far. The pictures coming out of the Miami-Dade area are apocalyptic looking: an…

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Blast Injuries Are Real Risks in the Entertainment Industry

Coronavirus halted production for several months, but the film and TV industry is getting back to work. With so many sound stages and production houses located in Georgia, this means thousands of jobs coming back online, not to mention a cash infusion to the local economy. It was announced in July that 20 projects would…

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Beware of Home Renovation Supply Warehouses

Home remodeling is a big business in the United States. When you’re spending thousands of dollars on new countertops, flooring, and appliances, you don’t want to risk colors being a shade off or missing out on a unique option you never would have found online. With the luxury of shopping for home remodeling supplies comes…

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Creating Disaster Safety Plans Can Save Lives

While everyone can experience certain disasters, different regions of the country are more susceptible to particular weather events. Georgia has some pretty incredible natural disasters in its history that include fires, tornadoes, and flood-inducing hurricanes. Aside from the obvious insurance nightmare and dealing with damage claims, these events have the capability of causing wide scale…

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Explosion at Atlanta Chemical Plant Leads to Massive Fire

Just after 4:00 pm, a chemical plant West Point Avenue in Atlanta caught fire. By 5:00 pm the plant was engulfed in flames, send clouds of smoke into the air, and leading the brush nearby to catch fire as well. The plant, which is owner by Alchemix, manufactures a highly flammable material called nitrocellulose. Brad…

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The Lifetime Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are considered “catastrophic injuries” – severe and life-altering trauma that can result in permanent physical disability and a long-term recovery period. An SCI can affect the body in a number of ways. Any level of spinal cord injury can leave a patient with medical and psychological issues to contend with for…

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