Roslyn, Long Island, NY (February 13, 2019) – A serious accident took place on Wednesday morning, February 13, that severed both legs of a construction worker. Both of the victims’ legs were reported to have been severed below the knees after he was struck by a large steel plate shortly after 8:00 a.m., according to police.
The incident happened at a National Grid construction site near Corncrib Lane and Locust Lane in Roslyn. According to Nassau County police, the impact of the steel plate sent the victim an approximately ten-foot deep hole on the work site. Police and emergency medical crews were immediately called to the scene.
After arriving at the site, officers were eventually able to reach the 39-year-old victim in the hole, where they applied tourniquets to control the intense bleeding. Responders immediately transported the victim to a nearby hospital, where he has been listed in stable condition at this time.
The identity of the victim has not been released as authorities are actively investigating the cause of the accident.
New York construction accidents can often be among the most severe incidents, as workers are generally operating powerful equipment, sharp and heavy tools, and large machinery. Before moving on, we would like to extend our most sincere sympathies to the victim of this accident, as we maintain our highest hopes for his full recovery.
While it may be very challenging to focus on anything other than recovery, it is also essential for victims to understand that they may have serious rights following such a horrific injury. As a construction worker in New York, you have the right to be provided a safe environment to perform your duties, and an experienced accident attorney will fight for the compensation you deserve after being injured on the job.
At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 to help you along the commonly problematic path toward obtaining financial recompense for your injury. If you have been hurt in a New York construction accident due to the actions of a negligent party or other entity, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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