Beasley Allen files wrongful death lawsuit following radio tower collapse

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July 29, 2010



Barry Sloan was killed when the radio tower he was working on at Fort McClellan collapsed

MONTGOMERY, ALA. (July 29, 2010)  – Montgomery law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., has filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Calhoun County, Alabama, on behalf of the family of Barry Sloan, who was killed July 24 when the radio tower on which he was working collapsed. Beasley Allen attorneys Jere L. Beasley, J. Cole Portis, Chris D.Glover and James D. Walker are representing the plaintiff, Alyson Cornelius Sloan. Defendants named in the suit are Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co., Inc., and David Stephens.

Mr. Sloan, 37, along with co-worker Jonce Hubble, 41, fell 30 to 40 feet from the radio tower after a bucket truck driven by Defendant Mr. Stephens and owned by Defendant Barnhart struck the tower, causing it to collapse. Mr. Sloan was pronounced dead at the scene, and Mr. Hubble died a few days later. The lawsuit alleges negligence.

“This is the most tragic situation the Sloan family has ever experienced,” said Beasley Allen lawyer Chris Glover. “It certainly did not have to happen. Our firm will make every effort to help this family through this tragic situation. A loss of a father and a husband cannot be replaced but we hope that through our efforts we can prevent this from happening to another family.”

Read the complaint.

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