Two construction workers at a Harlem worksite were rescued after their crane apparently tilted into a building. The workers were installing siding on a building, located on West 118th Street by 5th Avenue in Manhattan, when their lift, suddenly and without warning, leaned forward and crashed into the building. Eventually, both workers were rescued by the FDNY and taken to Harlem Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
While it has yet to be confirmed that the aforesaid accident was the result of negligent conduct on the part of the worksite owner or contractor, it would sadly not be out of the ordinary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction remains the deadliest industry in New York City, and construction-related injuries and deaths have been on the rise in the city since 2017. When contractors cut corners to save on costs, it’s often workers who pay the price, in the form of loss of life or limb.
The personal injury attorneys at Georgaklis & Mallas, PLLC are experienced in representing clients who have been seriously injured, and the surviving family members of those who have been fatally injured, as the result of construction accidents. The firm’s accomplished personal injury lawyers strive to secure full and fair compensation for their injured clients. With law offices conveniently located in Brooklyn and Manhattan, their personal injury lawyers can vigorously represent clients throughout the metropolitan area, including, in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx, Queens, and New Jersey. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, please call (718) 238-2400 or fill out our contact form.