Many people do not know for certain how they would react if they are faced with a serious event. Unfortunately, in many cases, individuals involved in work-related accidents do not even have time to react or try to protect themselves because the incidents occur so suddenly. In particular, construction workers are at risk of serious injuries from such events.
It was recently reported that a construction accident in New York killed one worker and injured another. Apparently, the individuals were carrying out work-related duties at a landmarked building when a wall partially collapsed around 10 a.m. At least two workers were trapped under the debris, and one was knocked unconscious during the incident. Emergency crews came to the scene and were able to get the workers out of the rubble.
The two workers were taken to two separate hospitals. One of the workers was declared dead after arriving at the hospital. The other worker was reported as having a leg injury and was in serious but stable condition. The incident was under investigation at the time of the report.
When construction workers suffer serious or fatal injuries on the job, the emotional and financial consequences can be devastating. The family of this New York victim is likely distraught over the event, and the injured worker may have a long road to recovery ahead. Both the surviving family and the injured worker may have reason to pursue workers’ compensation benefits as a result of this incident. Because it can be difficult to handle paperwork during such a difficult time, the affected individuals may want to reach out to workers’ comp attorneys for assistance.