A billboard worker wound up in the hospital Tuesday morning when he tumbled off a rooftop sign in Brooklyn that happened to be touting the famed personal injury law firm Cellino & Barnes, family and officials said.
David Fricker, 49, was working on the billboard around 10:28 a.m. near the corner of Church and Flatbush Avenues when he plunged 10 feet to a rooftop below, his step-son and FDNY officials said.
Fricker is now recovering in Kings County Hospital with a fractured back and a concussion, according to his step son and wife — who are now demanding answers from his employer, Lamar Advertising, on how their loved one fell.
The full article makes it sound as though there may well be a lawsuit filed. Not against Cellino & Barnes, but against the sign company. Seems their representatives allegedly aren’t super keen on answering questions from the family.
Sanabria and his mother got the news from a secretary they know at the company, but no one there has called to officially explain what happened or to express any sympathy, he claims.
“We’re completely frustrated, my mother is completely upset and beside herself right now,” Sanabria said.
“He’s been with the company a long time, at least 14 years. I’m a little shocked and upset that they didn’t want to check on their own worker.”