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New York construction worker succumbs to serious injuries

The New York City Buildings Commissioner said a complete investigation would follow a construction accident that recently occurred in the city. He commented on the chances that contractors take without considering the potential consequences. Too many construction workers suffer fatal or serious injuries that result from noncompliance with safety regulations.

Reportedly, this incident happened at approximately 11 a.m. on a recent Wednesday morning at a Midtown construction site. Following the workplace accident, city officials issued a stop work order. According to police, a 59-year-old worker tried to move a heavy steel deck on the second story of a building under construction when he fell to the ground.

The construction worker suffered severe head trauma in the 18-foot fall. Responders took him to a medical facility, but he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival. Officials reported that the worker was wearing fall protection, but claim he was not strapped in and fastened to a secure point at the time of the incident. A distraught sister of the victim threatened to pursue legal action against the employer.

Family members of construction workers who succumb to serious injuries suffered in workplace accidents may seek financial assistance through the death benefits offered by the New York workers' compensation insurance system. To successfully navigate a lawsuit, they will likely have to prove that the employer was guilty of gross negligence or misconduct, and/or that a third party was negligent in a manner that caused or contributed to the death. An experienced workers' compensation attorney can assess the viability of such a claim and can also handle a workers' comp death benefits claim.

Source: ny1.com, "Construction Worker Dies in Midtown Fall", April 12, 2017

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