- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles jury has awarded $16.3 million to the family of a construction worker who fell to his death at a wastewater treatment plant.

City News Service says the Superior Court panel on Wednesday found for Rosa Gonzalez and her two children in a lawsuit against Atlas Construction Supply.

Her husband, 30-year-old Edgar Gonzalez, fell 30 feet while building a wall at the Hyperion treatment plant near Playa del Rey in 2011. The suit said he was connected to an improperly secured framework that weighed several thousand pounds and partially fell on him.

Douglas Purdy, an attorney for Atlas, said he disagreed with the verdict.

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