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On September 3, 2015, three construction workers, who were employed at 656 Myrtle Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York City, were buried beneath a pile of cinder blocks when a retaining wall, that was designed to hold back soil around the base of a building, collapsed.

Rescue workers had to dig through the rubble in order to free the injured workers. One of the workers, (who was only 19 years old) died from his injuries at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. The other two workers, who suffered serious injuries, were taken to New York Methodist Hospital.

It has been revealed that as far back as May 10, 2015, New York City The Department of Buildings was notified in a complaint, about unsafe working conditions at the construction site.

There are detailed comprehensive New York State Statues and Codes that Property Owners and Contractors must be comply with on Construction sites. This is because there is very little margin for error when it comes to the safety of workers at Construction sites. The heavy materials; and the heavy equipment that are part and parcel of each task make the work inherently dangerous. In addition, construction workers are required to work in high-risk environments. Unfortunately, it is apparent that this tragic accident is the result of a failure to adhere to the applicable safety standards, by those who were responsible.

The Personal Injury Trial Attorneys at Keogh Crispi, PC, have a documented proven track record of obtaining substantial monetary awards as compensation for the damages caused by the negligence on the part of the companies and individuals responsible for safety at Construction Worksites. By holding the negligent actors accountable under the law, our efforts force Property Owners; Developers; and Construction Contractors to be more diligent when it comes to protecting workers.

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