By: The Barnes Firm - April 6, 2022
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:
Construction companies and supervisors have a responsibility to ensure all safety measures are in place and guidelines are being followed.
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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