6 Workers Injured When Floor Collapses at Construction Site
Six construction workers were hospitalized after suffering injures while working at a construction site overseen by Rabsky Group in Queens.
The accident reportedly happened at around 11 a.m. Monday, June 26, in Long Island City, at 42-20 27th Street. Part of the eighth floor collapsed and fell onto the seventh floor, just hours after concrete had been poured. The workers who were near the collapse suffered injuries to their legs, arms and backs, and were quickly transported to local hospitals for treatment. All were listed as being in stable condition. The New York City Department of Buildings stopped construction in the wake of the accident, pending a full investigation.
Rabsky Group is one of the largest developers in Brooklyn and Queens. The project at the site is an 18-story, 140,000 square-foot building. There was no initial information released regarding the exact cause of the collapse.
Injured workers may seek compensation from employers
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States, and it regularly sees among the highest rates of injury and deaths for workers compared to most other professions. Whenever workers suffer injuries on the job, they may file a workers’ compensation claim, as well as, filing a lawsuit for pain and suffering against the owners and general contractors. These are complex cases and our firm has extensive experience in handling these cases over many years.
For more information and advice on your legal options after a serious workplace accident, speak with an experienced construction site injury lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP.