Brooklyn Heights, NY – Construction Worker Killed After Fall from Roof in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Heights, NY (April 10, 2019) – A construction worker tragically lost his life after falling from a building on Pierrepont Street in the Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday morning, April 10th. The fatal accident was reported to have occurred while the victim, identified only as a 23-year-old man, was working around 11:00 a.m.
Authorities stated that that victim had been working with one other person on the roof of the 13-story building at the time of the incident. The two workers were reported to have been replacing bricks underneath a water tower on the roof when the victim fell for unknown reasons. The victim was found unconscious on the ground when police and paramedics arrived at the scene.
Unfortunately, the victim was immediately pronounced dead and his identity has not been released at this time. The investigation into the cause of this accident is currently under investigation.
Construction Accidents in New York
Before moving on, we would first like to offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victim as they attempt to cope during this tragic and devastating time. Construction accidents in New York are sadly common and frequently fatal, particularly since many jobs involve heavy materials and high elevations. While it can be terribly challenging for the bereaved family to focus on anything other than their emotional recovery, it is also important to understand that you may have substantial 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 entity such as an employer. Many workplace accidents in the field of construction are caused by unsafe property conditions, and it is essential 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.