Lawsuit over inspector death…

Welding inspector fell to his death after demolition crew cut steel.

The family of a man killed while doing a safety inspection of The Shops at Summerlin is preparing for a legal battle against the Howard Hughes Corp.

The family of welding inspector Mark Lovett says a three-line statement of sympathy from the Corporation is simply not enough for a life lost.

“We got a three-line sentence on a piece of paper. ‘We are sorry for your loss,’” said Carolyn Lovett. She said that was the last time she heard from the Howard Hughes Corporation after her son died working to make sure The Shops at Summerlin are safe.

That was Aug. 20 — the last day Carolyn Lovett saw her son alive.

Mark Lovett was summoned to inspect a weld 22-feet up in the air. His family says Lovett was not told of demolition done on part of the building days earlier.

No tape, his family says, was put out to warn him a section of steel had been cut. Mark walked where the cuts had been made.

“When he stepped on it, he just went down. There was no saving him,” Carolyn Lovett said.

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