Construction Worker Fell To His Death While Working At Chase Bank Headquarters In Midtown Manhattan
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (March 30, 2023) – A construction worker has tragically died in an accident at a Chase Bank headquarters located in Midtown, Manhattan on Park Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the incident took place between 47th Street and 48th Street. A construction worker was working at a building when they lost their balance and fell 20 feet through a hole.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, the construction worker tragically died due to their injuries.
The Department of Buildings (DOB) issued a stop work order at the site. A full investigation into the Midtown construction accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Manhattan Construction Accidents
Falls are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death at construction sites. According to the National Safety Council, “In 2020, 805 workers died in falls, and 211,640 were injured badly enough to require days off of work. A worker doesn’t have [to] fall from a high level to suffer fatal injuries; 136 workers were killed in falls on the same level in 2020.” There are several steps that construction companies can take in order to prevent falls.
- Workers should be provided personal fall arrest systems when they have to work at six feet or higher.
- Workers should be trained to identify hazards that appear at their job site.
- Work sites should be free of clutter and tripping hazards.
Building owners and general contractors are strictly liable for gravity related accidents under New York Labor Law 240. This includes instances when a worker falls or is struck by a falling object. Any worker that is injured in a construction accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Victims of construction accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
The vast majority of construction site accidents are preventable. Construction companies often look to save money in ways that could put workers in jeopardy. The family of any construction worker that died in a work related accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A New York City construction accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Manhattan Construction Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the worker that died in this accident. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other tragedies like this. Safety should always be the the number one priority for any construction company.
Do you need more information about a Midtown, Manhattan construction accident? Our team of construction safety advocates are here for you. We care deeply that workers are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.