On June 20, 2017, three construction workers were seriously injured after a load of building materials delivered to the top of a building in New York City fell through a roof, crashing into a basement. One of the workers was able to escape from the scene. Firefighters and medics had to rescue two other workers who were listed in critical condition.
The two-story brick home was in the process of being renovated into a three-story house in Astoria, Queens. A load of materials that were placed on the roof of the building for renovation collapsed. The materials crashed through the roof all the way to the ground floor or basement.
Inspectors are investigating as to whether the materials were moved properly. According to Building Deputy Commissioner, Timothy Hogan, an engineer should have reviewed the use of the roof before the materials were brought up there.
More Construction Accidents Prove the Importance for Safer Construction Site Procedures
Construction continues to boom in New York City. Unfortunately, lack of safety on construction sites still remains a big issue, resulting in serious injuries and death. New York has had an increasing number of construction related injuries and death over the past few years.
These tragic accidents demonstrate the need for tougher licensing requirements for contractors, more safety inspections, and greater safety training. These precautions may not get rid of all construction related accidents, but it will reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
When construction site accidents happen, it can seriously injure or kill both construction workers as well as innocent bystanders. These victims and their loved ones may have a valid personal injury claim or wrongful death claim against the responsible parties.
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the impact that construction site accidents have on the lives of victims and the lives of their loved ones. In fact, senior partner and lead trial attorney, Jeff S. Korek, grew up in the construction industry and has first hand knowledge of the inherent dangers in this kind of work. This experience allows us to aggressively fight to protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve.
We Can Help You If Your Are Injured
When you are injured in a construction site accident, you need to hire an experienced New York construction injury attorney to protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of the monetary compensation that you deserve.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York construction injury attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.