Suit blames Ga. man's fall from ladder on workers' failure to heed his warnings

By John Suayan | Nov 20, 2018

GALVESTON – A Georgia man’s attempt to climb a pair of ladders at his jobsite almost two years ago resulted in a fall that “knocked him unconscious,” a recently filed state district lawsuit states.

Derrick Acrond filed the suit against People Ready, Inc.; People Logics Staffing; and Brazos Urethane, Inc. on Nov. 19 in response to the late 2016 incident in the Galveston County 405th District Court.

According to court documents, People Ready and People Logics assigned Acrond to the Atlanta Farmers Market in Forest Park, Ga. at the request of locally-based Brazos Urethane.

The plaintiff recalls telling nearby workers that the second ladder was not secured to the side of the building to no avail, claiming the ladder would then disconnect and leave him “in a terrifying, teetering position.”

Acrond purportedly fell backwards. He caught a rain gutter that cut his hand, but it was not enough as he fell further down, the suit says.

Consequently, Acrond seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by Jason E. Payne of The Payne Firm, P.C. in Houston.

 Galveston County 405th District Court Case No. 18-CV-1589

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