- April 6, 2022
- Barnes Admin
Construction Worker Dies After Falling Down 20-Foot Hole
Queens, NY – Construction worker Holger Molino, 45, from Newark is in critical condition after falling down a 20-foot hole around 3 p.m. on Wednesday April 6, 2022. The accident happened at a Queens construction site located at 350 St. Nichols Avenue in Ridgewood.
The preliminary investigation by the Department of Buildings found the worker was moving a plywood board on the first floor when they slipped and fell down a 20-foot hole into the basement. The worker was transported to Wyckoff Hospital with critical injuries, and was pronounced dead upon arrival. The investigation into this accident is ongoing.
Construction sites are extremely dangerous places to work and result in over 150,000 injuries on job sites each year. In this horrible accident, it is essential the family of the victim have an independent legal investigation performed to preserve evidence. This includes reviewing:
- Evaluation of construction site working conditions
- Evaluation if construction site safety regulations are up to code
- Determination if proper guardrails, safety nets, and fall arrest systems were in place
- Determination of the stability of walkways at this construction site
- Evaluation if hole was marked or protected
- Any debris that could have caused the worker to slip
- Any environmental factors that may have caused slipping
Construction companies and supervisors have a responsibility to ensure all safety measures are in place and guidelines are being followed.
Construction Accident Attorneys
As one of America’s largest personal injury firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in construction accidents. Falls are among the most common injuries that happen on construction sites. When someone suffers an injury after a fall at a construction site, they could be entitled to significant financial compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, the experienced construction accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm are here to help you every step of the way.
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