Seasoned New York construction accident attorney advises that New York Police Department (NYPD) police reported to a warehouse in Brooklyn where a worker had been tragically crushed to death, Monday, December 7, 2009, according to the New York Daily News.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) www.osha.gov reported to the scene to investigate the scene of the fatal incident. Police reported that the worker was at the First Choice Supply warehouse in Borough Park when large slabs of granite happened to fall onto the worker’s head killing him instantly.
The granite tiles, which were used to make kitchen counter tops, toppled over onto the worker. It was unknown what prompted the heavy slabs of granite that were stacked from the ground up, to cascade onto the worker. Witnessing co-workers tried desperately to remove the slabs from their injured colleague with the use of a forklift. OSHA authorities arrived on the scene to determine if there was any safety-related or workplace violations that may have contributed to the construction accident.
NYPD identified the deceased worker as 47-year-old Yuquan Chen, resident of Gravesend. He was pronounced dead shortly after the 9:30 a.m. incident. Chen’s family was greatly saddened when they heard the news and they went to the scene to find their deceased loved one. The warehouse owners of First Choice Supply were unable to be reached for comments. It was not reported if the family had hired a construction accident lawyer.
Construction accidents are tragedies that shake the foundation of those who have lost their loved one. Construction accident victims or families of the victims may seek compensation with the help of an experienced and compassionate New York injury lawyer. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to negligence, falling objects, failure to follow proper safety guidelines and many other viable reasons, you may be entitled to seek necessary compensation for medical bills, pain, suffering, and rehabilitation so that you may continue on with your life.
New York City construction accident news by Jonathan C. Reiter a New York construction accident attorney.
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