Two of three Georgia firms cited by the U.S. Dept. of Labor in a fatal pedestrian bridge collapse in Atlanta last December will contest the citations. Hardin Construction Co., Atlanta, Williams Erection Co., Smyrna, and Southeast Access, Kennesaw, were fined a total of $26,250 for the collapse of the 600-ft-long, 40-ft-tall bridge that was under construction at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. One worker died and 17 were injured as a result. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Hardin and Williams Erection were cited for inadequate formwork design, fabrication, erection, support and bracing.
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