Several People Injured In Sunnyside, Queens Construction Accident Near the Intersection of 37th Avenue near 48th Street
SUNNYSIDE, NEW YORK (March 21, 2023) – Five contractors were injured in a Sunnyside construction accident at a worksite by 37th Avenue near 48th Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 11:25 a.m. on Monday. Five construction workers were injured when they were hit by some type of falling object.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help all of the victims. Multiple construction workers were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment for serious injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Sunnyside Construction Accidents
Thousands of workers are seriously injured every year in accidents with falling objects. According to the Safety and Health Magazine, “In 2016, dropped objects resulted in 255 worker fatalities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The issue is one of OSHA’s “Fatal Four” causes of construction deaths, accounting for 9.4% of fatal injuries in the industry.” There are many steps that construction companies should take to help prevent construction accidents.
- Scaffolds should be inspected every day.
- Workers should be trained to identify workplace hazards.
- A competent person should inspect construction zones.
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. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A construction accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York City Construction Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the workers injured in this Sunnyside construction accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the Department of Buildings. Worker safety should always be the number one priority for any construction company.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Sunnyside 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 after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.