Katherine Lefavre Injured After Strong Winds Knocked Over Scaffolding Shed In Soho Region Of Manhattan New York; Construction Accident Under Investigation After Safety Code Standards Were Not Met
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (December 20, 2017) – A former model was seriously injured in a scaffold accident in the Soho region of Manhattan when strong winds knocked debris onto the sidewalk and hit at least 5 other people.
New York authorities have been able to identify the woman that was injured as Katherine Lefavre. A scaffolding shed collapsed above Katherine Lefavre after strong guests of wind swept through Manhattan.
Katherine Lefavre was pinned beneath the scaffolding by 568 Broadway and Prince Street. She sustained injuries to her neck, back and head from the falling debris. Inspectors for the city said that the building did not meet safety code standards.
An investigation into the Soho construction accident that seriously injured Katherine Lefavre and 5 other people remains ongoing at this time.
LIABILITY IN SCAFFOLD ACCIDENTS AT CONSTRUCTION SITES
New York Labor Law 240 places responsibility on business owners to keep their workers and pedestrians safe from the hazards posed by scaffolds. If a person is struck by debris that fell from a scaffold, the business owner responsible for the scaffold will typically be liable. NY Labor Law 240 removes the immunity that employers typically enjoy if their workers are injured and gives those workers the ability to sue for negligence. Any person that is injured in a scaffold accident will likely be able to file a lawsuit for damages including the cost of their medical bills.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic scaffold accident that injured Katherine Lefavre. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family as she continues to recover. We sincerely hope that steps are taken to help prevent construction accidents like this in the future. No person should ever have to worry about being seriously injured or killed as they walk through our city.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a scaffold accident, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced Manhattan scaffold accident attorneys have won over 500 million for our deserving clients and have obtained some of the highest verdicts and settlements in the state’s history. We’ve tried cases in court and won verdicts for 50 million, 39 million, 20 million, 20 million, 13 million, 12.7 million, 10 million, 10 million and numerous seven figure amounts. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us for help (646) 846-4496.