A worker died after falling through the floor at an apartment building construction site. The worker was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
This construction site accident involved a worker who fell more than 15 feet to the basement below. A steel girder hit him in the head, causing his serious injuries.
Under the Labor Law in New York, the owner of the property and the general contractor are strictly liable for injuries to a construction worker who falls through the floor during a demolishion, renovation or other construction project. In this situation, the general contractor, Centex Builders, would be held legally liable for not protecting the construction worker from this type of fall.
As a result of this fall, the Deaprtment of Buildings stopped all work and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) opened an investigation.
The attorneys of Morgan Levine retain the most highly regarded construction site accident experts to assist in investigating these types of accidents. The experts review all of the construction site plans and contracts and all safety protocals and procedures. These experts come to Court to provide their findings in cases where construction workers are caused to fall and sustained serious injuries. The earlier our investigation can begin, the better.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site fall, contact Duane Morgan.