Staten Island, NY – Worker Injured by Chemical Exposure at Water Treatment Facility in Oakwood
Staten Island, NY (June 25, 2019) – An injurious incident was reported to have occurred at 7:57 a.m. at the Department of Environmental Protection water-treatment facility located in Oakwood, Staten Island, on Tuesday morning, June 25th. Authorities stated that a worker suffered injuries after being exposed to a chemical at the facility.
According to a spokesman for the FDNY, an unidentified employee at the Oakwood Beach Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility, located at 751 Mill Road, came into contact with a dangerous chemical substance. The victim was transported to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze to be treated.
Authorities stated that the victim suffered minor injuries and has since been released from the hospital. The exact cause of the exposure has not been reported at this time, and the incident may likely be under continuous investigation.
Exposure to Toxic Substances and Work-Related Injuries in New York
Exposure to toxic substances in New York can cause terribly serious, if not fatal issues that often go overlooked by many. Our deepest sympathies are extended to the victim as we sincerely hope for their full recovery at this time. Chemical spills in New York occur more frequently than many may think, and it is important to understand that, as the victim of a personal injury, particularly a workplace injury, you may likely have significant rights even if your injuries do not seem immediately severe.
Our compassionate New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose are here to fight for the compensation you deserve and to answer any questions you may have. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from exposure to a toxic substance, which happened for reasons beyond the victim’s control, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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