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Updates on Atlanta Botanical Garden Walkway Collapse

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About seven months ago, a walkway collapsed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden that resulted in one death and 18 injures. Please see our past blog here.

Latest update come from Atlanta Journal-Constitution: OSHA is now made the decision to delay fines for three Georgia companies who were cited for their role in this deadly collapse.

The three companies are Hardin Construction Company of Atlanta, Williams Erection Company of Smyrna and Southeast Access of Kennesaw. They were scheduled on Tuesday to turn over a total of $26,250 to OSHA. All three companies have filed appeals and not these fines will be postponed.

The OSHA will not hold a hearing and each company will present evidence before a judge to show they are not at fault. No hearing has been scheduled yet.

The companies were originally cited by OSHA because they found “serious” problems with the environment its employees were working in.

Attorneys at Childers & Schlueter continue to investigate and represent victims of this tragic yet preventable Georgia bridge collapse accident. Anyone with information about this incident or with questions pertaining to it are encouraged to contact M. Brandon Smith.