7 Feb 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Queens, NY (February 7, 2023) – Several workers were hurt in a serious construction accident that took place at a Queens intersection around noon on Monday, February 6.

According to local officials, the accident took place before noon at the intersection of 37th Avenue and 48th Street. Police confirmed that construction workers were working on a DEP construction project in the area of a water tunnel when a rebar cage tipped over onto the contractors.

Several responders, including fire crews and EMS crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help. A total of five contractors sustained injuries in the accident. One of the workers was seriously injured, while the others sustained minor injuries. All of the victims were hospitalized, though their current conditions are not yet known.

Due to the severity of the accident, a portion of the area was blocked for some time. This led to delays until police cleared the scene.

No further details have been released, but the investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.

We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the parties injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.

Construction Accidents in New York 

Workplaces are supposed to be the safest places for us, with employers and manufacturers working to provide this to workers. However, many employees sustain injuries or are killed in construction-related accidents every year in New York. In 2020, it was reported that a total of 41 fatalities stemmed from construction accidents in the entire state of New York. The truth is that most of these accidents can be prevented, but they continue to happen due to a wide array of reasons, forever changing lives. If you have been hurt in a construction accident and wonder where you can turn, you should speak with an attorney immediately.

With a total of 505 workers sustaining injuries in construction accidents in New York City in 2021, it is no surprise that more precautions need to be taken in the workplace. There are some types of construction accidents that are more common than others, such as the following:

  • Falls from heights
  • Struck by equipment
  • Caught in-between equipment
  • Being electrocuted

These workplace injuries can quickly affect every aspect of your life, leaving you feeling alone and confused. If you have been hurt in a construction accident, you should speak with a Queens construction accident attorney as soon as possible.

At The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C., we are here for you after your life has been affected by a workplace accident caused by another party’s negligence. From start to finish, our attorneys will help you through your claim, no matter how complex or what the circumstances are. We are dedicated to helping you work toward the compensation that you deserve during these difficult times. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that all of your burning questions are being answered. You have options after a construction accident and should not have to handle a claim entirely on your own. Please contact a construction accident attorney in Queens at (718) 606-4099 as soon as possible to find out what we can do to help you.

Notes: When writing these accident news pieces, our writers rely on secondary sources. These sources are comprised of police and fire accident reports, news reports, and newspaper articles, as well as first-person testimonies from accident witnesses. Because of this, our team at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. has not independently validated the information regarding this accident. Please get in touch with our company to have any inaccurate information corrected right away. Please let us know if you want the post to be taken down from our website, and we will do our best to comply.

Disclaimers: In order to prevent being engaged in a tragic accident, we wish to encourage the people in our neighborhood to drive slowly and with caution. This news article is not meant to be a solicitation for business. Any information offered shouldn’t be regarded as professional medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post wasn’t taken at the location of the collision.