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$15M Settlement for Atlanta Scaffolding Collapse

A $15 million settlement has been reached over a 2008 incident involving a scaffolding collapse at the Atlanta Botanical Garden that left one worker dead and another 18 injured, according to court documents.

The money will be paid to 15 of the 18 injured workers and to the estate of 56-year-old Angel Chupin, who was killed when a temporary platform collapsed at the facility's Canopy Walk in December 2008.

Some workers suffered serious brain and spinal cord injuries in the accident.

The agreement will settle several lawsuits, filed by workers against the Atlanta Botanical Garden and seven construction firms, alleging that the scaffolding was shoddily constructed.