On his first day at his first job, the Fort Stewart native was proud to be dressed in his safety gear at a bottling plant in Jacksonville, Fla.
He even sent a cell phone photograph that he snapped in uniform to his girlfriend, and promised to call her on his break. But he would never get the chance. Ninety minutes later, he was crushed by a palletizer machine that came crashing down with about 2,000 pounds of force.
Our Atlanta work injury lawyers know that like so many other firms, this one has built temporary workers into the fabric of its business model - to the detriment of worker safety. Some of those temps work for two, three years or more and are never hired full-time.