A New York construction worker was killed in an accident caused when a Metropolitan Transit Authority struck the lift that he was standing on, causing him to plummet to the ground.
The worker was standing on the lift at a construction site, and the Metropolitan Transit Authority bus was traveling through a Long Island Railroad overpass, when the top of the bus struck the lift. The worker was knocked off, and fell several feet to the ground. He struck his head on the pavement, and sustained severe head injuries. He was rushed to the hospital, but was declared dead.
The bus driver was detained, but charges have not yet been filed. Blood and alcohol tests are being conducted on the driver, but results will not be out for several days. Police have released little information about this accident.
Investigations into the accident have begun, but it doesn’t take a New York construction accident attorney to know that this was a very preventable accident. This wasn’t just any kind of construction fall accident. The construction industry is the scene of several severely injurious and fatal auto accidents every year. In fact, fall accidents are the main causes of death in the construction sector. Workers may be at risk of fall accidents, when they have little protection in the form of guardrails, and personal fall restraint systems. These falls can be prevented if employers provide fall protection gear, and use guardrails and railing appropriately to reduce the risk of falls
The New York construction accident lawyers at Godosky and Gentile have extensive experience representing construction workers injured in accidents in New York. If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact a competent and experienced New York construction accident attorney at Godosky and Gentile for a free consultation.