A worker was killed and two others were rushed to the hospital after a
retaining wall collapsed at a Maybrook
construction site earlier this month. The accident occurred on Monday, December 2nd at approximately 12:30 p.m. According to reports, the workers were pouring
concrete at the construction site when the retaining wall came crumbling
down and hit the three workers. One of the construction crew members was
rushed to the Westchester Medical Center by responding emergency crews
for treatment. The news reports claim that he suffered "multiple
injuries" in the incident. Another worker was transported to the
Orange Regional medical Center via ambulance.
The emergency rescue crews worked to lift the collapsed wall off the body
of a third worker who was declared dead at the scene of the accident.
It took them hours to extricate the body from the rubble. Investigations
are underway, as worker safety administrations work to determine what
caused the devastating wall collapse. The U.S. Occupational Safety and
Health Administration is expected to investigate the incident closely.
If you have been harmed in a construction accident, then you have the
right to seek workers' compensation from the party-at-fault.
The construction company that you are employed by may be legally obligated
to cover your medical bills, time off work for recovery, and any other
expenses that you need to pay in connection with the accident such as
further rehabilitation. If you want to learn more about your
workers' compensation options, don't hesitate to
contact an attorney at our firm. The lawyers at Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman are here
to assist you and represent you in your case to the best of their ability.
Don't hesitate to take action against a reluctant employer who is
denying you the benefits that you deserve!