Sonny Rogers was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to his brother, and later underwent treatment at Shepherd Spinal Center.
He later was transferred to Safehaven, a facility in Rock Spring in northwest Georgia that specializes in caring for victims of brain injuries.
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Abie Rogers said he had worked in construction at the new stadium for about a year when he helped his brother, who was working in the food industry, join the building crew.
“He was a Falcons fan,” Abie Rogers said of his brother. “It was an opportunity to help build the stadium.”
However, Abie Rogers remembers getting a call from a friend, who told him, “‘Hey, man, I think a scaffold fell on your brother.’”
By the time Abie Rogers got to the scene, the scaffold had been removed.
“(Sonny Rogers) was laying right there on ground level,” he recalled.
Soon after, project director Pete Pemantell released a statement on behalf of the Holder, Hunt, HJ Russell and CD Moody construction companies, who worked on the stadium. He said Rogers was injured during “scaffold removal.”
Ground was broken in 2015 for the stadium, which opened for the 2017 football season.
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