Stuyvesant High School Students Injured In Accident After Platform Collapse During Musical of Sing
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (March 9, 2018) – Four students were injured during a prop collapse at a high school in Lower Manhattan on Thursday.
The teenagers in the school musical were performing SING! when a bridge connecting two platforms came crashing down.
Stuyvesant High School students were singing when a bolt connecting two platforms snapped.
One girl broke her leg after the collapse and three other students were taken to the hospital.
An investigation into the accident and platform collapse remains ongoing at this time.
But some Stuyvesant High School students are saying that there were way too many people on the bridge before it fell.
LIABILITY IN ACCIDENTS AT HIGH SCHOOLS
High schools have a responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe environment for students and faculty. Periodic maintenance should be performed on equipment at a school to make sure that it is in good repair. In particular, New York Labor Law 240(1) holds business owners and general contractors ultimately liable for gravity related accidents. When a high school fails to maintain a reasonably safe environment for students, any person that is injured may be able to file a premises liability claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the bridge collapse at the Stuyvesant High School. We extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the students that were injured. There needs to be a thorough investigation into this accident so that something similar doesn’t take place in the future. Officials at Stuyvesant High School need to step forward and take responsibility for what happened and help these students recover. There needs to be accountability for what has happened.
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