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20 December 2017

MANHATTAN: Przemyslaw Krawczyk Killed In Scaffold Accident After Construction Bracket Fell and Hit His Head At Chelsea Worksite


MANHATTAN: Przemyslaw Krawczyk Killed In Scaffold Accident After Construction Bracket Fell and Hit His Head At Chelsea Worksite

Przemyslaw Krawczyk Killed In Construction Accident After Bracket Came Loose From Scaffold at Manhattan Construction Site In Chelsea; Please Support the family By Donating to the Go Fund Me Page Set Up For Them 

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (December 20, 2017) – A construction worker was killed in a tragic scaffold accident after a bracket came loose and fell 10 stories before hitting the worker in the head.

Chelsea authorities have been able to identify the man that was killed in the construction accident as 34-year-old Przemyslaw Krawczyk.

Przemyslaw Krawczyk was standing by a sidewalk shed near 61 Ninth Avenue when an anchoring bracket came loose. The bracket fell off the scaffolding at hit Przemyslaw Krawczyk on the head.

Emergency medical personnel rushed to the scene of the construction accident in order to administer aid to the injured construction worker. He was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.

A Go Fund Me Page has been set up to help the family.

A worker for the Buildings Department said that the scaffold accident may have been preventable. 

City inspectors have cited general contractor TG Nickels & Associates for multiple violation since May before the fatal scaffold accident in Chelsea. City officials have also indicated that Lexington Maintenance LLC was the scaffolding contractor.


New York Labor Law 240 places ultimate responsibility for scaffold accidents on business owners. If a worker or pedestrian is injured in a scaffold accident, the business owner responsible for the scaffold will typically be held liable. It doesn’t matter whether a worker falls off of the scaffold or is struck by an object falling off a scaffold, liability would still rest with the business owner. Any worker injured in a scaffold accident would normally be able to collect workers compensation in addition to being able to file a claim against the responsible party.

Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the fatal scaffold accident that killed Przemyslaw Krawczyk at the construction site in Chelsea. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family as they are going through such an incredibly difficult time. We encourage anyone that may have seen what happened to reach out to investigators as they continue to piece together what happened. There needs to be concrete measures put in place to protect construction workers from additional accidents like this one. No family should ever have to deal with the death of a loved one when the accident is preventable.We encourage everyone to donate to the Gofundme page set up for his family.

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 construction accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need aid (646) 846-4496.