Contractor suing companies he says are behind his being knocked off scaffold in construction accident

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018


PHILADELPHIA – A man claiming to have been severely injured after being struck with a cement hose and falling off the scaffold on which he was working is suing the commercial entities supervising the construction project, who have not yet responded to the litigation.

Ayman Ayad and Hanan Faltas of Bridgeport filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 11 versus Marco & Peter Auto Transit, Wassef Manall Mossad Nabil Habib, Veronica Mossad, Alfa Engineering & Construction, Georges Ballouz, P.E. and SC Working Group, Inc., all of Philadelphia.

In his and Faltas’ lawsuit, Ayad says while he was working on top of a scaffold, when he was suddenly hit with a high-pressure cement hose that was being used to insert cement into building forms on a construction project located on Limekiln Avenue in Philadelphia.

When the hose hit Ayad, he avers that he fell off the scaffold 10 feet to the ground, suffering impingement syndrome of the left shoulder, orthopedic and/or neurological injuries to left leg, head, neck and back requiring extensive physical therapies, a traumatic brain injury, limited range of motion of his extremities and other orthopedic and neurologic injuries.

Ayad and Faltas are alleging the defendants failed to properly train and supervise their workers, failed to create and implement an adequate and proper safety plan for the work being performed and failed to provide safety equipment to its workers.

For multiple counts of negligence and loss of consortium, the plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and exemplary damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest, costs and delay damages.

The plaintiffs are represented by Brian E. Fritz and Kristy E. McCabe of Fritz & Bianculli, in Philadelphia.

The defendants have not secured legal representation as of yet, per Court records.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180500472

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nick.malfitano@therecordinc.com

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