Posted March 19, 2015 | Construction Accidents
According to philly.com, former Philadelphia resident, Tram Tyuy Nguyen, was killed in a tragic construction accident on on Tuesday night in front of 175 W. 12th Street in New York City.
The thirty seven year old real estate agent had moved from Philadelphia to New York City eight months ago to be with her fiancé, Alex Beitler.
The mishap occurred in front of a condominium project which is located on 175 W 12th Street, the former St. Vincent’s Hospital. The incident happened when a 4’ by 8’ piece of plywood blew from a security fence surrounding the construction site. The plywood slammed into Ms. Nguyen, causing her head to violently smash into a wall. She was pronounced dead at the Bellevue Hospital about 3-4 hours after the incident.
Most “Construction Accidents” are Actually Preventable “Construction Mishaps”
Construction sites can be among the most dangerous places to work. Hundreds of hard working Americans are injured every day due to unsafe conditions of construction worksites. Unfortunately, sometimes even innocent bystanders, like Ms. Nguyen, can be killed or catastrophically injured due to construction worksite dangers.
Construction accident attorney, Brent Wieand, knows that most construction site failures are no accident. The use of the phrase “construction accident” is very misleading. In reality, construction accidents are usually someone’s fault and would be better described as construction mishaps. Far too frequently, construction companies, property site owners, construction safety managers and general contractors bypass the safety rules set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to save time and money. Tragically, safety violations cause mishaps that can forever change the lives of workers and bystanders.
When construction mishaps occur, injury attorney, Brent Wieand, will fight hard to hold negligent parties responsible for code violations and unsafe work conditions. Brent is well versed in construction laws and safety codes which regulate construction work-sites. He will work tenaciously to help construction accident victims get all the compensation they deserve. This may including compensation for past and future pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical costs, lost income and future earnings.
Brent is a recognized leader in the field of personal injury and has years of experience fighting for the rights of injury victims. For a free and confidential consultation, call him today at 1(888) 789-3161.
Brent practices throughout all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is proud to serve Southeastern Pennsylvania including Berks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties, as well as the New Jersey areas of Pennsauken, Gloucester and Camden NJ.