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Deadly Forklift Accidents in New York

October 17, 2022
Person injured by a forklift

The West Seneca Police Department reported a deadly industrial accident that took place on Aug 12 on Meyer Road. The police and emergency responders were called to the site around 9:20 am. Responding officers saw a 27-year-old-man trapped under an overturned forklift that was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The police are still investigating, and they do not suspect foul play.

If a loved one was killed due to a forklift accident in New York, the New York wrongful death attorneys of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman are ready to serve you and guide you through this challenging and heartbreaking time.

Negligence Normally Plays a Role in Fatal Construction Accidents in New York

Improperly maintained or outright defective forklifts, scaffolding, ladders, machinery, falling debris, improperly trained workers, and failure to follow OSHA regulations are just some of the various causes of construction accidents that can result in wrongful death.

Construction sites are always abuzz with various activities. There are many workers doing all kinds of tasks that can be dangerous if done hurriedly, under the constant pressure of meeting tight deadlines. Unfortunately, this frenzied atmosphere means that safety measures are often compromised, making construction workers more vulnerable to injuries and wrongful death.

Most workers know about the hazards inherent in the construction industry and take the necessary precautions to decrease the likelihood of workplace accidents. But there are also other factors they can’t control that result in serious accidents and injuries. Faulty construction equipment and safeguards can lead to an accident in an instant, as can the negligent actions of other people.

Sadly, many deadly construction accidents happen due to the negligence of relevant people or entities to ensure that the workplace is safe for everyone. These preventable accidents can leave children without parents and spouses without spouses, placing a significant emotional and financial burden on the surviving families. This kind of negligence is unacceptable, and the negligent parties must be held liable for their actions.

On top of monetary disbursements for funeral and burial expenses from workers’ compensation insurance, surviving family members may also file a claim against the liable individuals or entities. These parties can include the individual or company that caused the wrongful death accident, a vendor or contractor that disregarded the safety regulations, a defective equipment manufacturer, or supervisors who improperly or inadequately trained workers.

Reach Out to a Seasoned New York Wrongful Death Attorney Now

A loved one’s death presents one of the hardest and most heart-wrenching times in anyone’s life. We understand that you are currently barraged with a multitude of emotions, but you must make some critical decisions after the loss of your loved one, which will affect you and your family. Our New York wrongful death attorneys will put our skills and experience to work to ensure you obtain the compensation you need to go on with your life.

To learn more about your legal options, please contact the New York wrongful death attorneys of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman and arrange your free case review. Dial 212-285-3300 or contact us online for more information.


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