John Davie Died After Falling Six Stories From Window of Queens Apartment Building
QUEENS, NEW YORK (February 7, 2018) – A 26-year-old man who was renovating a window has tragically died after falling six stories out of an apartment building at Saunders Street near 62nd Drive in Rego Park.
Queens police have been able to identify the man that died in the accident as John Davie.
John Davie was with his father and a third man at the time of the accident. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the fall in order to help John Davie with his injuries.
Tragically, he was pronounced dead at the scene. It remains unclear what may have caused the fatal fall.
LIABILITY IN FALLS OUT OF APARTMENT WINDOWS
New York Labor Law 240(1) places ultimate responsibility on building owners and contractors to provide a safe environment for their workers. If a building owner fails to provide a safe environment for workers who are then injured or killed in a gravity related accident, they may be liable. With respect to window accidents, a building owner should typically provide proper fall protection including elevated and properly secured platforms as well as safety harnesses. The family of a victim that died after falling out of a window may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic accident that killed John Davie. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family as they are going through such an incredibly difficult time. There needs to be a thorough investigation into this accident for the sake of all of those that have been affected. As construction accident attorneys and consumer safety advocates, we understand how important it is for building owner’s to be compliant with OSHA guidelines. Safety must always be the number one priority for every building owner. We sincerely hope that steps will be taken to help prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed after falling out of a window at a work site, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury 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 help (646) 846-4496.