According to NBC New York, the FDNY got a call about fallen debris on 94th Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard in Queens, NY. This was the site of a construction project to build a 24 story apartment building.
At this construction site, a wall had collapsed and a construction worker was killed in the accident. Another worker was severely injured after the wall collapsed on his legs. The workers were on the second floor at the time of the incident.
There have been no updates on the investigation of the accident.
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville represents injured construction workers and helps them recover the financial compensation they deserve. Below Laurence discusses the legal rights of construction workers who have been injured on the job:
Construction workers have some of the highest injury rates compared to any other job. Many injuries are cover by workers’ compensation, but this is not the only form of lawsuits that construction workers can file.
When a construction worker is injured due to the negligence of a third party, he or she may have grounds for a construction injury lawsuit. For instance, a property owner may be deemed negligent if an injury was caused by a dangerous property condition.