When a worker is killed on the job, it is always a tragedy. To learn that the death was preventable, however, is much more painful for that worker’s surviving family members to accept. This appears to be the case for the family of a worker who was killed by a tractor crane back in 2012. The worker was working under the crane when the operator began to swing the boom into place. The wire snapped and the boom collapsed the roof deck, which then rained concrete and steel down on the victim. The cable was badly frayed before the accident, according to inspectors, and they decided that the company had not paid enough attention to the safety requirements. The family felt that the construction company got away with murdering their son, but they just accepted a settlement for $1 million. As part of the settlement the company was not required to admit any wrongdoing, even after the investigation. Oftentimes, work injuries are usually ignored or belittled by workers, especially in the field of construction. But, crane accidents or falling objects at construction sites can cause too significant an injury to ignore. When one happens, the company should compensate the worker for the injuries. However, if a death is caused or a severe injury is involved the company may not admit liability. If that happens, New York City construction accident attorneys are usually brought in to try to settle with the employer or insurance company. That way, the family and the victim can focus on physical and emotional recovery.
No monetary amount can ever fully compensate for the loss of a loved. The only thing it can do is make the process a little easier financially, and allow the family to continue to move on.