Three Workers Injured in Freight Elevator Accident

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BROOKLYN, NY – Three elevator mechanics were injured on Monday morning when a construction platform collapsed inside a freight elevator shaft.

According to a report by ABC 7 NY, the accident occurred at approximately 8:00 a.m. on June 15. The mechanics were working in an elevator shaft inside a building under construction at 170 Tillary Street in Brooklyn. The platform collapsed under the workers and caused them to fall into the elevator pit from the fourth floor of the building.

All three of the workers sustained injuries from the fall, but officials on the scene reported that they were not life-threatening. The victims were transported to Methodist Hospital for treatment.

Initial reports from the accident indicated that the platform may have been overburdened, but this has not been confirmed. The Department of Buildings is currently investigating this construction accident and will use these findings to determine appropriate enforcement action.

Workers’ Compensation in New York City

If you or a loved one were injured at work, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to help you get medical treatment and recoup a portion of your lost wages. The New York Workers’ Compensation Board requires almost every company to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect workers from on-the-job injuries and illness. Even if you work as a contractor or a part-time employee, the company’s workers’ compensation may still cover your injuries.

You need to understand your right to fair compensation after a work-related injury, and the New York construction accident attorneys at Finz & Finz P.C., are ready to help. Contact us right now to learn about your rights and legal options.