With the amount of building and maintenance throughout New York, construction workers know they can earn good pay doing this type of work. Even with that, there are still inherent dangers that go along with it. These dangers can lead to catastrophic injuries and even fatalities. Issues such as dangerous conditions and falls are often the reason these accidents occur. For the injured party and his or her family, a legal filing can help with paying for the costs and aftermath of such an incident.
Two construction workers, 47 and 43, died when in a lunchtime accident when they were hit by a falling steel beam that weighed approximately 6,500 pounds. The beam came loose from a crane that was working on an apartment complex. It was around four stories high when the accident happened. As it fell, it hit the man who was operating the crane and then hit a man on the ground who was assisting in guiding it. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, the men were already dead.