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Three Construction Workers Injured in Black River Roof Collapse

Three construction workers were injured Wednesday, June 24, when the roof of Black River Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. collapsed on them.

One worker, 38-year-old Lee Trickey, suffered serious injuries after falling 40 feet off of the roof. Trickey was transported to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse for treatment of his critical internal wounds.

Two other workers, John Turpin, 38, and Lucas Conklin, 29, were inside the building when the roof collapsed on them. They suffered only minor injuries. First responders took Turpin to Carthage Area Hospital and Conklin to Samaritan Medical Center.

Officials reported that high winds caused the roof trusses to fall, which caused the structure to collapse, too.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating this accident.

According to OSHA, falls on construction sites are the number one cause of death in this field of work. In 2018, 320 construction workers died of an accidental fall at their construction site. OSHA states that the majority of these falls are preventable if construction crews plan ahead, provide the appropriate equipment, and train everyone to use that equipment.

Some of the most common injuries construction workers suffer after falling from a roof are:

  • Broken bones
  • Back injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Getting in touch with a construction accident attorney can put you on track to winning compensation for your injury. An attorney can secure financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Contact a New York Construction Accident Attorney

If you were injured in a construction site accident in New York, you are likely struggling with pain and facing lost wages, if you’re unable to work. You and your family are likely also battling mounting medical bills and the cost of daily living.

The construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP have secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients who have suffered injuries in construction accidents, work-related accidents, and more. In fact, our verdicts are amongst the highest reported in New York. We are ready to fight for you, too.

You should never have to struggle to stay afloat emotionally and financially when you’re harmed due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. Our skilled attorneys will work hard to secure the full and fair compensation you deserve, so that you can focus on your recovery and spending time with your family.

Call us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken extra steps to protect all of our clients and employees. We now offer virtual consultations and are always available to answer your questions and calls. Please do not hesitate to call us today at (212) 779-0057.


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