Charges filed in death of worker on University campus

Criminal charges have been filed against a masonry company after the death of a worker in a construction accident on the University of Michigan campus.

The company, Davenport Masonry, has been criminally charged with violating the Occupational Safety and Health Act  in Michigan.

The worker was killed in February 2008 after stepping backward on an unguarded scaffold and falling 40 feet to the ground. The man was killed on impact. The company has been charged for allegedly not having a hazard-free workplace, which resulted in the death of the man.

Construction accidents can have devastating effects on the victims and their family and friends. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family.