Construction Accident Lawyers Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP Comment On Fatal Forklift Accident In Queens

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On the morning of Thursday, October 3, 2013, a mechanic working inside a Queens warehouse was tragically crushed and killed by a forklift that fell onto him while he was trying to repair it. Construction injury attorneys Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP report on the incident, and share their experience representing victims of work place accidents.

Noted Firm Partner David L. Scher, "... In the work we do on behalf of construction accident victims, we are acutely aware of how devastating injuries can be when they are associated with the failure of heavy machinery such as forklifts."

Shortly before 11am on October 3, 2013, a mechanic working inside a warehouse in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens was tragically killed after being crushed by a forklift, according to this October 3rd New York Post article titled "Man killed in freak forklift accident". According to the article, the handyman was trying to fix a mechanical issue with the forklift when it suddenly gave way and crushed him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident occurred outside of Raw Equipment Corp. on 28th Avenue on College Point Boulevard.

According to this United States Department of Labor page, forklift overturns are the leading cause of fatalities involving forklifts, and represent about 25% of all forklift related deaths.

The construction and forklift accident lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP have years of experience representing workers who have been seriously injured or killed on the job. The firm's work on behalf of its injured clients has resulted in over $700 Million in multi-million dollar personal injury verdicts and settlements.

Noted Firm Partner David L. Scher, "We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss. In the work we do on behalf of construction accident victims, we are acutely aware of how devastating injuries can be when they are associated with the failure of heavy machinery such as forklifts."

The personal injury trial lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP can be reached at (212) 736-5300 for a free consultation.

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