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One Killed and Five Injured in Manhattan Parking Garage Collapse

One Killed and Five Injured in Manhattan Parking Garage Collapse

Manhattan, NY – A tragic incident occurred in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, when a parking garage collapsed, resulting in one fatality and multiple injuries. The collapse occurred around 4 p.m. in a parking garage located on Ann Street near Nassau Street. Fire Department of New York (FDNY) officials reported that the second floor of a five-story parking garage collapsed into the first floor, causing a collapse that resulted in the top floor falling all the way down into the cellar. One worker died and four others were hospitalized in this incident.

The Department of Buildings (DOB) reported that the building had active permits related to electrical work on the premise. The DOB also reported existing violations that remained open on the parking garage were quite old and provided a sense of deterioration inside the building. The cause of the collapse remains under investigation.

Construction Accidents

Construction site accidents result in over 1,000 fatalities and 150,000 injures each year in the United States. In this horrible accident, the victims and their families should have an independent legal investigation performed to preserve evidence. This includes reviewing:

  • Evaluation of construction site working conditions
  • Evaluation if site safety regulations are up to code
  • Determination of the stability of the parking garage
  • Determination why the parking garage collapsed
  • If the previous or existing violations caused the crash
  • Any environmental factors that may have contributed

Construction companies and supervisors have a responsibility to assure 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. When someone suffers an injury 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.

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

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