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Two Construction Workers Killed After Trench Collapse at JFK Airport

Two Construction Workers Killed After Trench Collapse at JFK Airport

Queens, NY – On Monday, April 3, 2023, two construction workers were tragically killed in an accident at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, disclosed that the workers became trapped under construction rubble at approximately 11 a.m. The incident occurred in a trench situated near Terminal 7, which is one of the airport’s busiest terminals.

According to the New York City Fire Department, over 60 firefighters worked to rescue the workers from the trench. Both workers were pronounced dead at the scene, and their identities have yet to be revealed. The Port Authority is investigating the cause of the accident.

Construction Accidents

Construction sites are extremely dangerous places to work and result in over 1,000 fatalities on job sites each year. In this horrible accident, it is essential for the families of the victims to 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 the stability of the trench at this construction site
  • Determination why the trench collapsed
  • Any environmental factors that may have contributed

Construction companies and supervisors have a responsibility to assure all safety measures are in place and guideline are being followed.

Construction Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest personal injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in construction accidents. When someone is involved in an accident 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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