Durability + Design
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site



Durability + Design (D+D)

D+D News

Main News Page

Falling Equipment Kills Atlanta Worker

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

More items for Good Technical Practice

Comment | More

A worker at an Atlanta construction site was involved in a fatal accident Friday afternoon.

Reports say that around 5 p.m. Friday (Sept. 15) emergency crews were called to a site in the city’s Midtown neighborhood after reports of construction equipment falling on a worker.

The victim, who died at the scene, was identified by a Fulton County Medical Examiner as Louis Deleon Jr., 20, from Rex, Georgia, and was working for Batson-Cook Construction.

The president of the construction firm, Randy Hall, issued a statement saying that the company is cooperating with all investigations.

"We are incredibly saddened by the loss of our Batson-Cook employee at the Northside Hospital Midtown Medical Office Building project this afternoon. We have extended our deepest sympathies to the employee’s family and are offering our full support and resources to his family," Hall said.

"Safety is one of Batson-Cook's core values and our first priority at all times. We are conducting a full investigation into this tragic incident and are assisting local authorities and OSHA as they conduct their investigations as well."

Concrete Operation

Atlanta police said that it appeared equipment had fallen on the worker from a crane overhead.

When Hall was pressed for further information, he said, "What we do know is that there was an equipment matter related to concrete placing operation and that's all we know at this time."

A spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Region Four office would not confirm Monday afternoon (Sept. 18) whether the agency is investigating, though Hall's statement implied that it is.

Batson-Cook Construction does not have any violations recorded in the past 10 years, according to OSHA’s online database.


Tagged categories: Accidents; Cranes; Fatalities; Health and safety; OSHA; Safety

Comment from Michael Halliwell, (9/19/2017, 11:29 AM)

My condolences to the family of Mr. Deleon. Hopefully the investigation will find out where the safety lapse occurred...being under a suspended load is a major concern as it can lead to this type of tragic event.

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

RCI, Inc.
RCI Building Envelope Technology Symposium
November 13-14, 2017 | Orlando, Florida | Learn valuable design and repair insights from 20 leading design experts. RCI, Inc. is an AIA LU provider. Learn more.

LATICRETE International, Inc.
SPARTACOTE Flex PURE Clinical Plus Coatings
Equipped with antimicrobial technology, fast-cure systems and high-traction features. Ideal for demanding environments. Customizable colors and textures.

Greenbuild and ABX Together in Boston
Come to Boston and enjoy a 2 in 1 event! Greenbuild and ABX come together with over 700 exhibitors from the construction and design industry - register today!

A&I Coatings
Vitreflon – the hallmark of colour stable protective coatings
Vitreflon two pack fluoropolymer coatings display unsurpassed colour and gloss retention making Vitreflon the coating of choice for high value infrastructure and architecture. Contact us today to find out how Vitreflon can outperform on your next project. Vitreflon distributorships available.

Atlas Material Testing Technology
Helping You Put Your Products To The Test
  • Outdoor Accelerated Weathering
  • Laboratory Testing Services
  • Accelerated Weathering Instruments

  • www.atlas-mts.com

World of Concrete
WOC 2018 – Las Vegas, NV
Visit the WOC website for more details about the World of Concrete 2018: January 23-26; Seminars 22-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

PPG Paints
PPG Paints Seal Grip Interior/Exterior Acrylic Universal Primer/Sealer has been reformulated to meet your toughest interior and exterior primer requirements.


Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@durabilityanddesign.com

The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker


© Copyright 2012-2017, Technology Publishing Co., All rights reserved