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16 March 2018

QUEENS: Edgar Pazmino Killed In Forklift Accident While Working At Construction Site

 

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QUEENS: Edgar Pazmino Killed In Forklift Accident While Working At Construction Site

Edgar Pazmino Died In Forklift Accident While Working At Queens Construction Site In Jamaica

QUEENS, NEW YORK (March 18, 2018) – A 34-year-old man was crushed to death at a construction site after he was pinned by a forklift.

Queens police have been able to identify the man that died in the forklift accident as Edgar Pazmino.

For reasons that are still under investigation, Edgar Pazmino became pinned by the forklift after it unexpectedly moved backwards.

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the construction accident in Jamaica where they came across the unconscious victim.

Unfortunately,  Edgar Pazmino was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation remains ongoing.

LIABILITY IN FORKLIFT ACCIDENTS

Construction sites can be incredibly dangerous places. And forklifts pose a number of unique hazards. Though they are normally slow, they are also top heavy and prone to tipping over. Occasionally, the brakes on a forklift might give out under stress or they may inadvertently roll backwards. When a person is injured or killed due to a design defect with the forklift, the manufacturer may be liable. Any victim or their family may be able file a products liability suit against the negligent company.

Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened and concerned to learn about the fatal construction accident that killed Edgar Pazmino. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family as they continue to grieve such an incredible loss. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened so that steps can be taken to prevent something similar from happening again.

If someone that you love has been killed or injured in a forklift accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced forklift accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need assistance after an accident you’re always welcome to reach out to us (646) 846-4496.