A New York City construction site was yet again the location of another fatal accident. On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a crane accident killed two construction workers in Queens.
The horrific accident happened at a construction site near 81-10 134th Street at around 12:20 p.m. One construction worker was posting a beam before it disengaged from the crane, striking the cab of the crane and a flag person. According to an FDNY official, both workers were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated according to NYPD Deputy Chief George Healy. However, the weather may have been a factor since the National Weather Service forecast sustained winds between 23 and 25 miles per hour with up to 36 miles per hour gusts for the day. Safety regulations were introduced back in February, restricting when cranes are allowed to operate when strong winds pose a risk.
More Accidents Continue To Prove the Need for Safer Construction Site Procedures
Construction site accidents have unfortunately become all too common in New York. While some accidents are not preventable, others can be. If the contractors and project owners take certain precautionary and preventive measures, most tragic construction site accidents can be avoided, or at least the extent of the injuries can be reduced.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
When construction site accidents, such as crane collapses, occur, 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 consequences 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. Such 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.