Posted in on September 3, 2017
Pitts v. A&G Trucking. Inc., et al., State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia. Plaintiffs, four minor children, recovered for the death of their father, who was killed by a dump truck driver while the decedent was working as a “spotter” or “flag man” on the runway expansion at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport. According to eye-witnesses, the driver of the dump truck was talking on her cell phone or CB radio and was given a stop signal by the deceased. Although she initially obeyed the stop signal, the driver then negligently began backing up without receiving any other signals, running over the decedent. Defendants contended that the decedent had himself violated a workplace rule by turning his back and walking behind the dump truck driver while she was backing her truck. The jury found in favor of the Plaintiff.