Buffalo, NY – Construction Worker Injured on the Job After Fall into River
Buffalo, NY (November 29, 2018) – A construction worker was reported to have suffered injuries after falling into the Buffalo River on Wednesday morning, November 28, according to authorities. The incident took place at around 8:30 a.m. in the area of 625 Elk Street as workers were performing their scheduled duties for the day.
According to officials, Buffalo firefighters were called to the scene as they were nearby the accident at the time and were immediately flagged down for assistance. Reports stated that a co-worker jumped into the frigid water to rescue the victim.
The injured worker was promptly transported to Erie County Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. The exact condition of the victim has not been made clear at this time. No further information has been made available.
Authorities are actively conducting a thorough investigation into the events that led to this incident.
New York Construction Accidents
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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