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03 March 2018

UPDATE: Man Injured In Floor Collapse Accident At Brooklyn Demolition Site While Searching Building For Treasure


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UPDATE: Man Injured In Floor Collapse Accident At Brooklyn Demolition Site While Searching Building For Treasure

Treasure Hunter Injured In Floor Collapse At Brooklyn Site While Searching For Construction Materials

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (March 3, 2018) – A 33-year-old man was injured in a floor collapse at a dilapidated and half-demolished building in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn police are saying that the man was searching for construction materials when the floor suddenly gave way and he tumbled into the basement of the Rutland Road building.

Firefighters rushed to the scene of the accident and were able to free the man that was trapped under rubble.

The victim was taken to the Kings County Hospital and listed in serious condition.

The Department of Buildings has issued three violations against the owner for removing sections of the buildings with a permit and failure to safeguard the building.

An investigation into the floor collapse that injured the victim remains ongoing at this point.


Building owners have a responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe environment for the people that enter. The level of care that is owed to people on the property will vary depending on whether the person stopping by is a licensee, invitee, or trespasser. Building owners typically have the lowest duty of care to trespassers. However, building owners still must not create intentional traps to harm a trespasser. They may also warn trespassers of dangers that are already on the property. Any person that is injured in an accident at a dangerous location may be able to file a claim for damages.

Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the terrible accident that injured one man at this Brooklyn site. We sincerely hope that authorities will take the necessary action to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. We also encourage anyone that may have seen what happened to reach out to the Department of Buildings for the sake of all of those affected.

If you or someone that you love has been injured due to a dangerous condition at a building 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.