BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – A construction worker was injured Monday morning when he fell into a hole at a job site in Coney Island.
PIX 11 reports that the accident happened near the intersection of W. 5th Street and Neptune Avenue, just north of Brighton Beach. Firefighters were on the scene by 11:30 a.m.
Few details regarding the accident or what may have caused it are publicly available at this time. Emergency responders pulled the construction worker from the hole and transported him to a nearby hospital for the treatment of unspecified injuries. His current condition is unknown.
“The deadliest job in New York City”
Worksite accidents are on the rise in New York City. According to data compiled by the city government, the number of annual worksite deaths grew by a third between 2015 and 2019, during which time the number of on-the-job injuries ballooned by an incredible 221 percent.
Department of Buildings deputy commissioner of enforcement Tim Hogan said that there are roughly 45,000 active construction sites throughout the city at any given time, roughly a quarter of which are not in compliance with safety ordinances.
An article published by CBS New York put it succinctly: “Construction has become the deadliest job in New York City.”
Contact an experienced New York workers’ compensation attorney
At Oresky & Associates, we have decades of experience helping injured workers get the workers’ compensation benefits they’re entitled to. If you were hurt due to the negligence of a third-party, like a contractor, property owner, or another entity, we could also help you file a third-party injury claim. We have extensive experience handling construction accident claims including:
- Accidents caused by debris
- Accidents caused by falls from ladders or scaffolding
- Accidents caused by hoists
- Accidents related to cleaning
- Accidents related to demolition
- Accidents related to erecting a building
- Accidents related to painting
- Accidents related to renovations
- Accidents related to repairs
- Cave-ins and excavation accidents
- Crane accidents
- Failure to provide safety equipment
- Falls on construction sites
- Company vehicle accidents
- Heavy vehicle/machinery accidents
- Falls through hazardous openings at construction sites
If you’ve been injured on the job and you’re not getting the money you need for your medical bills and lost wages, you need serious legal representation now. At Oresky & Associates, our New York City construction accident lawyers know what you’re going through because we’ve helped hundreds of people just like you. We’ve secured more than $400 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we can put that winning record to work for you. Contact us for a free, no-obligation review of your case, by calling (718) 747-9539, filling out our online form, or chatting with us now.