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Security Guard Struck to Death by Glass Panel at Manhattan Construction Site

construction site accidentsA security guard was fatally struck and another worker was seriously injured in a construction site accident in New York when a large panel of glass fell. The FDNY responded to calls for a construction related accident at 217 West 57th St. just after 10:30 a.m. on May 23rd.  

Upon arriving at the scene, the paramedics observed that a large glass panel had fallen on Harry Ramnauth, a 67-year-old, security guard at the Central Park Tower Construction site. He was later pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai Hospital. The 8 by 14-foot piece of glass weighed several thousand pounds and was being installed on the first floor of the Central Park Tower building. It fell on the security guard as construction workers were in the process of moving it.

Another 27-year-old construction worker who was attempting to help the security guard also suffered serious injuries. Paramedics found him with severe body trauma, unresponsive and unconscious. The worker was rushed to the hospital but he could not be saved.

Construction has come to a halt at the site as the Department of Building and Safety investigates the exact cause of the accident. A violation for failing to safeguard the site was also issued to Extell and Bovis Lend Lease, which oversees the project at the Central Park Tower Construction site.

More Accidents Continue To Prove the Need for Safer Construction Site Procedures

The number of construction site injuries and fatalities has continued to rise in New York City during the past few years, according to an annual report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, an advocacy group. These shocking numbers prove that we need tougher licensing requirements for contractors, frequent safety inspections, and robust worker training. This may not get rid of all construction site accidents, but it will reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities.

Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers

When construction site accidents happen, 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.

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