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New York, New York - 1 Worker Dead and 1 Injured After Construction Accident

60 Norfolk Street in New York, NY
Published: September 8, 2020
By: Kennady Schuster
Last Updated on November 19, 2020

Fatal Construction Accident on The Lower East Side

ABC 7 reports that on October 21st 2019, a construction accident occurred at a mixed-use development on 60 Norfolk Street in New York, New York.

Two of the construction workers became trapped under rubble after one of the walls collapsed on them. They were rescued from the site and were transported to the hospital.

One of the victims died from their injuries and the other sustained serious injuries.

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Financial Compensation For Workers Injured In Construction Accidents

Attorney contributor Laurence Banville represents injured construction workers and helps them recover the financial compensation they deserve. Here are some thoughts from Laurence on the legal options available to these families:

Typically construction workers who have been injured on the job are able to receive workers’ compensation from their employer. However, these victims may have other legal options available to them.

In some cases, injured construction workers may be able to sue a third party if negligence was involved. For example, if a machine malfunctioned and caused injuries or death, then the manufacturer may be held responsible for the victim’s injuries.


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Editor: Kennady is a rising senior at Fordham University. She is studying New Media and Digital Design with a concentration in commerce. Her passion while writing for Legal Herald is to help inform and educate people with their rights and options during a time of need. Contact Kennady: This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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