On October 29, 2011, a Bronx building collapsed, resulting in the death of 51 year-old construction worker Muhamed Kebbeh. It is believed that the two-story commercial building’s collapse was due to the failure of about a dozen pillars in the basement. The workers there were apparently engaged in an “active demolition” of the building when it collapsed.
Construction activity in New York is governed by a constantly-evolving framework of statutory, regulatory, and judge-made law. For example, Section 241(6) of the Labor Law requires heightened safety standards in areas where construction, excavation or demolition work is being performed.
Pospis Law, PLLC is a New York City law firm that offers representation to those injured due to the fault of others. If you or someone you know has been injured, please contact us today for a free phone consultation and preliminary evaluation of your case.