Preventable construction accidents continue to be a major problem in New York and throughout the country. Even as authorities try to improve safety regulations, too many contractors, property owners, and workers fail to do all that they can to keep themselves and others onsite safe. In our April construction accident report, we take a deeper look into some recent examples of preventable construction accidents in New York.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a construction accident, it’s important to get the help you need. Our experienced New York City construction lawyers can help you secure financial compensation for damages related to the accident and make sure any negligent parties are held accountable. To find out more about your rights, get in touch with us today for a free consultation.
1 Construction Worker, 2 Pedestrians Injured By Falling Scaffolding In Brooklyn
Three people, including one construction worker and two pedestrians, were injured when a 20-foot piece of scaffolding collapsed onto a Brooklyn sidewalk on Saturday, April 14. Construction crews were breaking down the large metal rods and panels of the scaffolding at around 11 a.m. when the scaffolding section fell onto the sidewalk on Joralemon Street near Brooklyn Borough Hall.
A crew supervisor suffered a serious arm injury in the accident. Two pedestrians who were walking below were also struck. All three people are expected to recover from their injuries.
Brooklyn Construction Worker Suffers Critical Injuries In Fall
A construction worker was critically injured after falling from the roof of a church he was working on in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Monday, April 9. He fell two stories from the roof and landed on a sidewalk shed at around 2 p.m. Emergency responders removed the worker from the roof of the shed and rushed him to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, where he was listed in critical condition.
Construction Worker Killed In Upstate NY Landscaping Accident
A construction worker in Colonie, NY was killed during maintenance work on landscaping equipment on Monday, April 9. Police found the 61-year-old man pinned between two pieces of heavy equipment at TNT Landscaping and Excavating on Morris Road at around noon. He died from severe head trauma. OSHA is investigating the accident and the equipment involved has been impounded for the investigation.