Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 12:43 am
Freeport, NY (July 1, 2019) – A serious construction accident occurred on Monday, July 1st, leaving two workers with injuries, according to authorities. The accident happened at a new home that is currently under construction on Bayview Avenue in the Freeport neighborhood on Long Island.
Authorities stated that the two workers had been using a ladder as a sort of makeshift scaffolding when they fell. Both firefighters and police were dispatched to the location of the incident, where they transported both injured parties to South Nassau Hospital. Using a ladder as a scaffold is a common occurrence in construction; however, authorities stated that it was not filed or permitted by the company in charge of the new build.
According to police, one victim, identified only as a 17-year-old male, has been listed in critical condition. The other victim, identified only as a male, sustained non-life threatening injuries, but no further information has been provided at this time.
Construction Accidents in New York
We would like to offer our sincere compassion to the injured victims of this accident, first and foremost. Construction accidents in New York commonly take place for various reasons, often related to the mishandling of dangerous materials or because of unsafe work environments. It is very important to understand that if another person, company, employer, or conditions are responsible for an accident that results in injuries, victims may have the right to file for financial compensation.
An experienced New York accident attorney can help to alleviate your concerns and guide you along the typically problematic path toward obtaining reimbursement for your losses. At Hach and Rose, we realize the overwhelming emotional and financial stress that occurs immediately after an unexpected injury. If you have been hurt in a New York construction accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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