Manhattan Scaffold Accident Killed Construction Worker At Chelsea Construction Site After Bracket Came Loose And Hit The Worker In The Head
CHELSEA, NEW YORK (December 18, 2017) – A construction worker was tragically killed in a scaffolding accident after a bracket came loose from a scaffold and fell on top of his head near office buildings.
Manhattan police are saying that the injured 34-year-old construction worker was rushed to the hospital where he later died.
The contractor at the construction site has been hit with numerous violations over the summer. A number of them have been related to scaffold accidents.
The Department of Buildings is saying that they are taking enforcement actions against everyone that may have been involved including general contractor TG Nickel & Associates
The Department of Buildings is saying that the accident appears to have been preventable.
LIABILITY IN SCAFFOLDING ACCIDENTS
Section 240 of the New York Labor Law – otherwise known as the “Scaffold Law” – protects workers in the event of an injury or death from a scaffold accident. If a worker falls off a scaffold or if they are struck by a falling object, they may be able to bring a claim against the business owner that owns the scaffold. A person that is injured in a scaffold accident or their family may be entitled to compensation for the damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic death of the Chelsea construction worker from this scaffold accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the construction worker’s family as they mourn such an incredible loss. Their needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. There are reports that the general contractor has been hit with multiple violations for similar accidents and that this may have been preventable. Steps need to be taken to further ensure the safety of our brave construction workers who risk their lives every day as they go to work.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a scaffold accident, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced scaffold accident 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.