A construction worker who fell 40 feet when the scaffolding he was working on tipped over, sustaining “catastrophic orthopedic, urologic and neurological injuries,” will be paid $5.5 million in a global settlement with a general contractor, a property owner and the scaffolding supply company.

According to court papers, plaintiff Lazaros Hatzieftathiou was hired to perform sandblasting on the interior of a massive storage tank. In the fall, he suffered a broken back and extensive injuries to his pelvis that left him permanently disabled and suffering from lifelong erectile dysfunction.

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