Posted on Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 1:29 am
Brooklyn, NY (January 20, 2019) – New York is notorious for having many construction zones, which means that there is always a likelihood that there will be accidents involving construction workers. These accidents sometimes take place due to the negligence of employers or other third party employees. It is important to understand your rights in these scenarios.
On Friday afternoon, January 18, a construction worker was injured when he suddenly fell through a manhole at a construction site while operating a power tool. He had to be extricated by firefighters at the scene.
The male worker, whose name has not been released, was working at a site at 3491 Fort Hamilton Parkway when he suddenly fell down the hole in the middle of the street.
Multiple emergency responders arrived at the scene and were able to bring him up using a tower ladder. His condition is not known at this time.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances of this accident.
Construction Accidents in New York
Construction accidents are some of the most common workplace accidents of all time across New York, especially due to the fact that New York is known for having many construction projects at any given time in the cities. If you have been injured in one of these horrific and life-changing accidents, you might have significant rights to compensation. Our construction accident attorneys are here for you every step of the way.
Our attorneys at Hach & Rose have committed themselves to helping the victims of serious construction accidents that can wreak havoc on your life and make it difficult to return to work or your normal activities. We realize that these accidents can be overwhelming in many ways and want to stand by your side when you need us most. If you have been hurt in a New York construction accident, do not hesitate to reach out to us today. Contact us for more information at 212-779-0057.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.