Worker Sustained Serious Leg Injury In Manhattan Forklift Accident At John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (March 31, 2023) – A worker was seriously injured in a Manhattan forklift accident while working at the John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport in the Delta building.
New York Police Department officials are saying that the accident took place on Tuesday. A forklift toppled over and left a worker with a serious leg injury.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. They were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the forklift accident at the JFK airport remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Manhattan Forklift Accidents
According to one report from Injury Facts, there were 78 forklift accident deaths in 2020 and 7,290 nonfatal injuries. Forklifts are by their very nature dangerous machines. Workers must get specialized training in order to operate them. There are many different factors that could contribute to a forklift accident.
- Forklift malfunctions
- Unsafe working conditions
- Excessive forklift loads
- Operational error
An employer could be liable for a forklift accident under New York Labor Law 200. This statute is a codification of an employer’s general responsibility to maintain their environment in a reasonably safe condition. There are a number of ways that a workplace could be in a dangerous condition. For example, a forklift could have been kept in a state of disrepair. Victims of forklift accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
The vast majority of forklift accidents are preventable. Companies should ensure that their workers are well trained and properly certified to use forklifts. Any worker that is injured in a forklift accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A workplace accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Manhattan Forklift Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the worker injured in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to OSHA. It is our hope that steps are taken to prevent other accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Manhattan forklift accident at JFK? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a forklift accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.