The family of William Coffy has retained The Roberts Law Firm to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against Bombardier Transportation System. Attorney Sean A. Roberts along with the Coffy family, who is in from Ghana, will hold a news conference on Friday Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at The Roberts Law Firm (2555 N. MacGregor, Suite 200, Houston 77004).
56-year-old, William Coffy, who was a maintenance worker for Bombardier Transportation, fell to his death last month on Aug. 5th at Bush Intercontinental Airport while clearing debris from part of the tram near Terminal C. The Coffy family arrived in Houston earlier this week to lay Coffy to rest at a private funeral. William Coffy leaves behind a wife and a host of family members. Coffy moved to Houston one month prior to his workplace accident from Virginia and started working for Bombardier in July as a maintenance worker.
Bombardier services most of the major airports in the United States. This is the second Bombardier death at Bush Airport in the past five years. According to reports, four years ago, a contractor for Bombardier was killed and another person was injured when a tram near the Marriott Hotel at Bush Airport hit them. At this time OSHA has issued Bombardier several citations in Coffy’s death totally up to $14,000.