Jiang Tao Died In Bayside, Queens Accident After Being Crushed By Container Near 191st Street and Northern Boulevard
QUEENS, NEW YORK (January 25, 2022) -A male worker identified as Jiang Tao was crushed to death by a container near the intersection of 191st Street and Northern Boulevard.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning. Jiang Tao was pinned by a container under uncertain conditions and sustained serious injuries.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The man was apparently pinned between a dumpster and a house when paramedics arrived.
Despite life-saving measures, the Jiang Tao died due to the severity of his injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In New York City Workplace Accidents
Thousands of workers are seriously injured or killed on the job every year. The construction industry, in particular, can be especially dangerous. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), lists four type of accidents in particular that make up the vast majority of workplace deaths. These four types of accidents are falls, electrocutions, struck by objects and caught-in/between accidents. There are a number of steps that companies can take to help keep workers safe.
- Workers should be properly trained.
- Work sites should be maintained in a reasonably safe condition.
- Workers should always communicate with one another.
When a worker is injured on the job, they may have recourse through a civil claim. A large portion of workplace accidents are totally preventable. A construction company could be liable for a worker’s death under New York Labor Law 241(6). This statute creates a non-delegable duty for companies engaged in construction, demolition, and excavation. If a construction company violated a specific safety code this could establish fault for an accident. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any workplace accident.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
The family of any worker that dies on the job may be able to seek damages through a civil claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any accident.
Investigating A New York City Workplace Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jiang Tao. Any person that may have more information about what took place should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much. It is our sincere hope that measures will be put in place to prevent additional tragedies like this.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Queens? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that workers get the protections that they need to stay safe. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.