Although construction jobs are more risky than a lot of other jobs, construction workers in New York City and beyond often head to their jobs each day, like others, expecting that they will make it back home safely. They expect that measures have been taken to protect them from serious injuries.
Sadly, construction accidents happen all too frequently. People who are involved in a construction accident can suffer severe and sometimes fatal injuries.
A recent New York construction accident left a 24-year-old man dead. The accident happed near Saratoga Springs. Police say that the man was helping to unload a 40-foot pipe when it fell on top of him. The pipe weighed 1,700 pounds. The man was taken to a nearby hospital. However, he did not survive.
A variety of agencies are investigating the accident including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Construction workers who are injured on the job are often able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Families who lose a loved one are often able to obtain death benefits.
Safety should be a top priority at construction sites in New York and beyond. If negligence is suspected, construction workers and their families may have cause to pursue further legal action in the form of a civil lawsuit.
Families who have lost a loved one in a construction accident are often consumed by grief. In situations where negligence is suspected, it is usually a wise choice to consult with an experienced attorney. An attorney can work to get grieving families the compensation they are entitled to.
Source: WCVB, “Boston construction worker killed in N.Y. accident,” April 14, 2013