Family of Kentucky worker killed in Interstate 75 overpass collapse files lawsuit against Ohio

Associated Press

The parents of a worker killed when a highway overpass collapsed have sued Ohio's Department of Transportation.

They sued on behalf of the estate and family of 35-year-old Brandon Carl of Augusta, Kentucky. The father of four died Jan. 19 during demolition work to remove an Interstate 75 ramp bridge in Cincinnati.

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The lawsuit charges that the department was negligent and breached its duty of care by allowing improper and unsafe conditions at the site for work it had contracted to have done by Kokosing Construction Company Inc. of Columbus.

The lawsuit this week was filed in the Ohio Court of Claims, which handles legal claims against the state and state agencies. It seeks unspecified damages and payment of $11,295 in funeral expenses.

A message was left Wednesday for ODOT.