The grease trap death of another child recently broke Corrie Andrews’ heart “all over again” and she said that Sadie’s Law should be enacted nationwide because safety should not be just an option. Andrews daughter Sadie Grace, the law’s namesake, died after falling into an unsecured grease trap at an Auburn, Alabama, ice cream parlor in 2017.
The tragedy sent the family on an unbelievable, hard journey. They worked to get state lawmakers to pass Sadie’s Law, which requires more secure grease trap covers with locking mechanisms strong enough to withstand the weight of a person or vehicle without opening accidentally. She and her family also work with other families who have suffered the loss of a child. Beasley Allen’s Personal Injury and Products Liability Section Head, Cole Portis, represents the family in a wrongful death lawsuit.