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Manhattan, New York - 1 Worker Killed, 1 Injured After Wall Collapse At Lower East Side Construction

Manhattan, New York - 1 Worker Killed, 1 Injured After Wall Collapse At Lower East Side Construction
Published: October 21, 2019
By: Paul
Last Updated on November 19, 2020

Cause Of Deadly Collapse At 60 Norfolk Street Development Site Remains Unknown

Last Updated: 7/13/2020

Two construction workers were the victims of an unexpected wall collapse on the morning of Monday, October 21st. The accident occurred at a site located on the southeast corner of Norfolk and Broome St in Lower East Manhattan.

New York City emergency responders translated one of the men to New York-Presbyterian Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The second was treated and remains at Bellevue Hospital with a leg injury, albeit in stable condition.

Nearby witnesses indicated that they saw the two men standing on top of the wall just minutes before it collapsed.

Inspectors for the New York Department of Buildings were present at the scene; OSHA officials are also expected to conduct an investigation.

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An experienced construction injury attorney at and contributor to The Legal Herald, Laurence Banville had the following insight to share with those who have suffered injuries in a construction accident:

“Every day, countless construction workers rise early and head in to work. Yet for them, work is not an office or retail store, it is actually one of the most dangerous workplaces in the country.

In fact, OSHA has reported on many occasions that construction work is one of the riskiest professions. A federal body that supervises workplace injuries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) collects data on and investigates work accidents nationwide.

Construction workers acknowledge the risks and forge ahead nonetheless, working diligently to maintain the nation’s infrastructure and build our metropolitan cities from the ground up.

Fortunately, the law ensures that these brave men and women have avenues for financial help when they become injured, no matter how it happened, through the worker’s compensation system. Yet the worker’s comp system can be complex and, if a claim is not properly filed, then victims may receive a smaller compensation than they deserve or be denied outright.

This is exactly where the experience of a construction injury attorney comes in. A legal counsel will take care of the entire process for victims, fighting for the full compensation they deserve in their time of need.

An experienced legal representative will also be able to determine if the circumstances of a construction injury allow for a lawsuit to be filed. This legal process can help victims and their loved ones achieve additional compensation, even when a worker’s comp claim has been filed, and relieve the financial stress caused by a construction injury.”


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