Another New York City construction worker was killed by another silly, preventable accident. This time, it was a forklift mishap that sent debris falling onto the victim, according to the New York Post.
The Post reported that the worker was crushed by materials at a site on Myrtle Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. Apparently, a forklift tipped over on the roof of the building and dropped the deadly load. The worker was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull and died soon after the incident, according to the story.
A PIX 11 article about the same incident provided different details, describing the victim as a 44-year-old man from New Jersey and reporting that the falling debris was actually a piece of wall. PIX 11 said the site of the fatal accident was on Myrtle between Marcy and Tompkins avenues.
According to the Post, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) was investigating the Bed-Stuy death, which was not an isolated incident. DOB statistics indicate that in 2018 at least 11 other construction workers died on the job as of October 30.
Get legal advice if you have experienced a construction accident
In many cases, workers are seriously injured because of the negligence of contractors and other parties. If your family has been affected by a construction injury, get the legal guidance you need. You may be entitled to money damages through a third-party claim, a lawsuit meant to hold negligent parties accountable.