Jonas Swartzentruber Died In Freak Accident After High Winds Caused Building Collapse While Victim Was Making Maple Syrup
THERESA, NEW YORK (April 8, 2018) – A 36-year-old making maple syrup was tragically killed after the building that he was in collapsed due to high winds.
Police in Theresa have been able to identify the man that died as Jonas Swartzentruber. The victim was at the shack on Wednesday by Cross Road in Jefferson County.
Jonas Swartzentruber was pinned to the ground by debris that fell off of the building during the collapse. A 15-year-old boy was able to escape the shack before it collapsed.
Neighbors came to rescue the victim by using jacks to lift the rubble off of him. Unfortunately, paramedics and emergency medical workers were not able to revive him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
LIABILITY IN BUILDING COLLAPSE ACCIDENTS
Building owners have a responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe environment for guests and other people that visit the property. Buildings should be constructed in a way that is compliant with safety guidelines so that they aren’t likely to collapse. When a person is injured due to faulty building design, the property owner or general contractor may have civil liability. Any victim or their family may be able to file a claim for damages including lost wages and pain and suffering.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were greatly concerned to learn about the tragic accident that killed Jonas Swartzentruber. We extend our thoughts and prayers to his family. It is our sincere hope that steps will be taken to prevent this from happening again. It is absolutely critical that buildings are designed to withstand wind and other natural elements.
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