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One dead, one trapped after Midtown building collapse

An eight-story building in Midtown partially collapsed on October 30, killing one and leaving another construction worker buried under five floors of debris. Emergency responders including police, firefighters, and EMTs worked to save the trapped man for three hours, removing large pieces of building material and endangering their own lives.

The trapped worker was one of 19 non-union workers that were demolishing the building at the time of the accident. The lower five stories collapsed in a V-shaped pattern which trapped the young man. He was pushed down into the basement from the first floor by thousands of pounds of debris.

He was taken to Bellevue Hospital after being removed from the debris. Reports indicate he was in serious but stable condition, staying lucid throughout most of the rescue. Emergency responders were able to connect two IVs to the trapped individual and supply him with medication during the rescue.

An employee of the same company filed a lawsuit against the construction company in May after a construction accident on the Upper East Side left him injured. New York City has experienced a growth in construction injuries this year as the amount of construction projects have increased.

The construction attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP send their deepest condolences to the family of the victim. Construction accidents are devastating events that occur when companies fail to uphold safety standards on construction sites, putting lives at risk of injury or death. If you or someone you love was injured in a construction accident, please call 866-LAWS-USA today.


Worker injured in Manhattan parking garage collapse

According to a report from CBS New York, one worker suffered minor injuries after a parking garage that was being demolished collapsed partially.

The building, on West 57th between 11th and 12th avenue, saw its floors collapse with workers inside, according to news reports. While workers were inside digging, the floors caved in; the injured worker had been on the building’s 3rd floor.

Fortunately, no other workers were injured, and the injuries of the one worker who did suffer harm were relatively minor. He “rode the three stories down and walked out of the building,” according to reports. Fire Chief Dan Donoghue said the worker “was very lucky.”

Not everyone is lucky when they are involved in a construction accident. In fact, you might have recently suffered from a construction accident and are now facing serious physical injuries as well as huge financial costs. But you do not have to face this situation without assistance. The attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, may help you fight for financial compensation. Contact us today by calling 866-LAWS-USA to learn more about your legal options.


8 construction workers hurt after a Brooklyn building collapse

Eight construction workers suffered non-life threatening injuries after a rundown building collapsed around 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 26.

According to the city’s Fire Department officials, workers fell to the first floor of 1916 Prospect Place in Brooklyn while doing construction work on the building’s third floor. Some of the injured construction workers were immediately transported to Kings County Hospitals for treatment.

Residents who have witnessed the incident said they have seen the workers walk into the unstable building.

Accidents on construction sites can be emotionally traumatic, not to mention the physical and financial damages that might also occur. If you are a construction worker who was hurt in a construction accident in New York, seek the legal help of our team at Hach & Rose, LLP, in filing a legal claim. Call us at 866-LAWS-USA to get in touch with one of our lawyers today.


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