Masonry Worker Killed in Hole Collapse in Long Island, New York

by | Jan 10, 2024 | Construction Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly construction accident on Long Island, New York on January 8, 2024.  According to reports, a masonry worker was installing cesspool rings at a home.  The worker entered a hole to level one of the rings, but the dirt collapsed around him.  He was buried in the collapsed dirt, and unable to be rescued before his death.  The victim has been identified as Lauro Pacheco of Bay Shore, New York.  Additional details have not yet been released.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic incident.

Tragically, there have been a number of recent deaths on construction projects.  An excavator flipped over and landed on a worker in Delray Beach, Florida on November 9, 2023.  A worker was killed when he was pinned between a front loader and a shipping container in Wolfforth, Texas on December 11, 2023.

Despite being a vital part of the economy, construction projects often pose severe hazards both to construction workers and to the general public if precautions are not taken.  Each construction project poses its own unique risks and hazards based on the work being done.  Risks that may present themselves during a project must be carefully evaluated before the job begins.

Our experienced lawyers have handled personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits of all kinds and have the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously.  The experienced construction personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of an accident at a work site.

Our lawyers have represented numerous workers who have sustained serious and catastrophic injuries on a job site as a result of the negligence of another party.  There are strict and short time limits on making claims, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.