ABC 7 reports that on February 27th around 9:30 a.m., construction workers were replacing a water line for a sprinkler in the parking lot of Summit Plaza in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Sources say one worker became trapped in a trench after it had collapsed on him. The victim died and his body was recovered by the fire department.
The cause of the accident has not yet been reported.
Brian Kent helps workers who have been injured in construction accidents receive financial compensation. Brian has offered to discuss the legal options for these victims and their families:
In a lot of cases, the injured construction worker may only qualify for workers’ compensation. However, there are some situations where injured construction workers may be able to file a work injury lawsuit.
These types of cases exist in situations where the injury or death was caused by a negligent third party. Which would be someone other than the worker’s employer or coworkers.
For instance, if a machine malfunctioned because of an error the manufacturer made, then the manufacturer may be held liable.