$15 Million Settlements Reported in Atlanta Walkway Collapse

Tuesday, 04 Oct 2011 11:48 PM

 

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ATLANTA — An attorney for workers who sued over the collapse of an elevated walkway under construction in the treetops at the Atlanta Botanical Garden says settlements totaling more than $15 million have been reached in the case.

A portion of the Canopy Walk collapsed in December 2008, dropping construction workers up to 40 feet to the ground. One worker was killed and 18 others were injured, some with brain and spinal injuries.

Lawsuits were filed in a local court against the Botanical Garden and seven construction companies.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday that the Botanical Garden's lawyers said it hired reputable contractors and was insured.

Mary Pat Matheson, the garden's executive director, said she approves of the settlements at hand.

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