Construction is an important, yet dangerous, part of the U.S. economy. Without workers risking their lives every day going to work, buildings, bridges, roads or nothing else would get built. While some of the dangers these workers face are an inevitable part of the job, the majority of others may be prevented if construction companies and project owners take certain precautionary steps in providing a safe work environment.
The Tragic Story of One Worker Should Be an Example to Others
The tragic story of an employee of D.P. Consulting Corp, who was contracted to work on the façade at NYU’s Language and Literature Building, is a sad example of a construction accident that may have been prevented had certain precautionary measures been taken by the employer.
The unidentified employee, a male in his 40s, slipped 40 feet from scaffolding on the sixth floor of 19 University Place, smashing onto an adjacent rooftop. He was discovered next door on the roof of 269 Greene Street, which is next to NYU’s Iris & B Gerald Cantor Film Center.
The construction worker was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. While the exact cause of the accident has yet to be determined and is pending further investigation by the government, NYU has shut down the construction site and halted all façade work to ensure that their contractors are in compliance with all state-mandated safety measures.
Legal Help for Construction Accidents
If you or a loved one has been involved in any type of construction, namely scaffolding, accident, you are no doubt facing devastating injuries or even death. The New York construction accident attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. have the necessary experience, knowledge and resources to aggressively fight to get you the just compensation that you are entitled to.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York construction injury attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.
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