While companies in New Jersey and across the nation that perform demolition operations may take every possible measure to make tasks as safe as possible, there is still some level of risk involved. In some cases, even a planned demolition might affect the integrity of nearby structures, and a resulting collapse could place everyone nearby at risk. Reports indicate that a worker in another state was killed during a recent construction accident after the sudden collapse of a parking garage.
Fatal construction accident
According to reports, the accident took place as workers were performing a planned demolition near a local parking garage on a recent Saturday evening. During this time, a worker was operating a machine on the highest floor of the garage when the floor collapsed without warning. This reportedly led to a nine-story fall that ultimately claimed his life.
While authorities have advised that an investigation into the incident is currently underway, it remains unclear as to what might have caused it to occur. Such an incident could affect an entire community and leave many reeling over an unexpected loss. Surviving family members who lose someone during such an incident may face various challenges in life, emotional and financial alike.
Surviving loved ones
While the grief of losing someone close in a fatal construction accident may ease with time, the possible financial repercussions could have a lingering impact on a family. Those who face end-of-life expenses and a loss of wages may be left with questions about their available options for financial aid, but they might not know where to turn for guidance. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can examine the incident and assist a client in seeking the full amount of compensation achievable through every available outlet.