Albany, NY (February 13, 2020) – A 19-year-old worker was killed after falling from scaffolding on Broadway in the city of Albany on Thursday, February 13th at around 4:05 p.m.
According to authorities, members of the Albany Fire and Albany Police Department were dispatched to the scene at 760 Broadway after the male worker fell approximately five to six stories from scaffolding. The victim was transported to Albany Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
Police do not suspect any foul play as the incident is currently under investigation. No further details were reported.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal Construction Accidents in New York
According to officials with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a total of 87 people lost their lives during the many New York work-related accidents that occurred during 2017. The vast majority of such fatal accidents take place in the dangerous field of construction as workers often perform duties with heavy machinery and high elevations every day. While suffering from the unexpected loss of a loved one is unquestionably overwhelming, bereaved family members need to recognize the immense importance of obtaining skilled representation during such a time.
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