The family of a construction worker injured on the job at the new Falcons Stadium site is demanding answers on how metal scaffolding fell on a man's head. He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital after the accident.
Atlanta Police and fire crews responded to the scene shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Family members of Sonny Rogers say the 28-year-old worker suffered bleeding in the brain, facial and spine injuries, and a severed ear due to the accident. Rogers' family is asking who was supervising the moving of the scaffolding during the incident.
Rogers works for Skyline Forming, a subcontractor hired by Holder Hunt Russell Moody, the general contractor overseeing construction of the stadium.
A representative for Skyline Forming said via telephone the company is saddened by the incident and is investigating what happened, yet also emphasizes it maintains strict safety standards on sites. That representative also says OSHA is investigating the incident.
A representative for Holder Hunt Russell Moody says that area of the job site was shut down for inspection by its investigators, and it is speaking with witnesses to determine what happened and whether safety protocols were followed.