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Construction Worker Crushed by Falling Pipe

By Greenberg & Stein, P.C.  Jul. 16, 2013 10:47a

A man working on construction on Governor's Island was crushed and killed when a large pipe being unloaded from a truck fell on him. A.B., 55 years old, had been working at the ongoing construction project on the island to turn the former military base into a park. A trust was put in place to turn the area into New York City parkland by fall of this year. The tragic construction accident occurred shortly before 8:30 in the morning. A.B. was with a team of other workers who were unloading large pipes, 15 feet long and two feet in diameter, from a flatbed truck. One of the pipes somehow came loose from a bundled group of pipes and fell onto A.B. He sustained severe crush injuries and died at the scene. Police and paramedics arrived but nothing could be done. Investigators are looking into the incident to determine exactly how it occurred and if there were any safety violations or other negligence. If you were seriously injured at the workplace or if a family member was killed in an on the job accident then consult with a personal injury lawyer today to learn about your legal rights to compensation.

New York City Workplace Accidents

We spend a great deal of time at work so it isn't surprising that there are about 1.6 million workplace accidents across the U.S. annually. When an accident causes serious injury or illness to an employee then he or she may have to be hospitalized or otherwise seek medical care and may have to miss a great deal of work to get well. If this has happened to you or if you lost a loved one in a fatal workplace accident then you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits or other compensation.

Personal Injury Attorney for On-the-Job Accident Claims

Work injuries can cause serious setbacks for you and your family. The medical bills can add up fast and you may be left with a long and painful recovery. That is why it is so important to get the help of an attorney as soon as possible after you have been injured. Whether the injury occurred because of a negligent co-worker, malfunctioning machinery or defective equipment you deserve to be protected from financial ruin. Contact our experienced and highly dedicated team at the law offices of Greenberg & Stein to schedule a free initial consultation. We may be able to help you with your case.

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