As people in New York are aware there are many construction projects occurring in the city at all times. These construction projects can take a long time and include many different types of workers who do various work on the projects. They also can include heavy machinery and equipment as well as take place at very high heights. So, it is very important that all people follow the safety regulations and make sure that construction accidents do not occur because when they do, they can have devastating outcomes.
Unfortunately a construction accident recently occurred and a worker was killed as a result. The accident occurred at a site where a six story building was being constructed. The worker was on the ground when a piece of wall being raised up by a forklift fell and landed on the worker. The man was brought to the hospital where he died from his injuries. The investigation as to whether proper safety procedures were followed and what led to the accident is ongoing.
This is a tragic accident that leaves a worker dead and a family grieving. These accidents unfortunately do often times have life changing effects on the victims and their families. They can be very costly as well. In situations like this, the worker’s family now not only lost a loved one, but they also lost income they rely on to pay for their life. The victims and their families may be entitled to compensation for the injuries though. This compensation can include payment for medical bills, lost income and potentially other damages.
Many people in New York work in construction and count on those jobs to support themselves and their families. So, it is important that they are able to work and therefore it is important that accidents and injuries do not occur. Unfortunately though they do occur and people’s lives are changed as a result. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating these accidents can be and they may be able to help protect people’s rights.