Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 11:59 pm
Chinatown, NY (July 1, 2019) – According to police, a man was sadly killed by a falling safe on Sunday, June 30th inside of a building located in Chinatown. Authorities confirmed that the incident took place on Mott Street at an unspecified time for reasons that are under investigation.
Police stated that the victim and two other men were attempting to carry the 600-1,000-pound safe up three flights of stairs when it fell, subsequently pinning the victim underneath it. Emergency responders were summoned to the scene, where they tragically pronounced the victim deceased.
Officers at the scene brought in a jack to remove the safe from the building, according to authorities. At this time, an investigation is being conducted and the identity of the victim is being withheld.
Unsafe Property Accidents in New York
While it is a comforting thought to believe that we are safe wherever we may need to go, unsafe property accidents in New York happen all too often. We would first like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victim during this tragic and devastating time. Although it may be terribly difficult, it is imperative for the bereaved family to understand that they could likely have significant rights at this time.
At Hach & Rose, we firmly believe in representing the fellow members of our community who have been unfairly affected by the negligence of another party or other entity, such as an employer. Our compassionate New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have lost a loved one in an unsafe property accident in New York, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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