Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 3:50 am
Midtown East, Manhattan, NY (April 8, 2019) – A worker who was conducting point work on a building was tragically killed after a brick fell and struck him in the head. The FDNY was immediately called to the scene following the accident which was reported to have occurred at around noon on Monday, April 8th.
The incident happened while the worker was performing duties at a building located at the intersection of 50th Street and 2nd Avenue. According to authorities, a brick fell from the top of the building and hit the worker in the head, prompting a response from emergency medical crews.
After responders arrived at the scene, the victim was taken away on a stretcher and transported to a local hospital with a severe head injury. The injured worker was initially listed in critical condition but was sadly pronounced dead shortly after being admitted. More information will be available once authorities have completed their investigation into the incident.
Construction Accidents in New York
Before moving on, we would first like to offer our sincere condolences to the loved ones of the victim as they attempt to cope during this devastating time. Construction accidents in New York are unfortunately common and often fatal, especially since many jobs involve heavy materials and powerful machinery. While it is challenging for a bereaved family to focus on anything other than their mental and emotional recovery, it is important to understand that you may have significant rights at this time.
At Hach & Rose, we are determined to assist the members of our community who have been unfairly affected by the actions of another party or other entity, such as an employer or manufacturer. Many workplace accidents in the field of construction are caused by unsafe property conditions, and it is crucial to realize that you deserve the best representation possible. If you have lost a loved one in a construction accident due to the actions of another party or other entity, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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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.