Bensonhurst, NY (July 5, 2019) – On Friday morning, July 5th, police stated that a construction worker suffered injuries on the job after falling through the roof of a school located in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. The accident happened around 9:00 a.m. at a school on 16th Avenue.
According to firefighters, crews were sent to the scene following a call concerning a partial roof collapse on the property. However, officials arrived to find that the worker had somehow fallen through the roof. The injured party was immediately rushed to Maimonides Medical Center, where he is listed in serious but stable condition.
After an investigation by inspectors, it was determined that heavy machinery was being operated on the roof when a 10×10 foot section of reinforced concrete collapsed into a classroom located on the fourth floor. Civil Contracting Corp. has been issued violations for the incident.
We would like to offer our sincere compassion to the injured victim 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 accountable 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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