On Saturday, a construction crew's drilling rig struck a high-pressure gas line in Long Island City. The result was an eruption of flame and two-alarm fire at the construction site. Though the fire was hot enough to melt windows, it didn't spread and was contained to the rig. Fortunately injuries were minimal as one work suffered a minor injury. The construction crew was extremely lucky as these incidents often result in major injuries. When an incident such as the one in Long Island City results in major injuries, the workers may have grounds to file a lawsuit to recoup any damages they may have suffered.
Read more about the Long Island City fire in the New York Post.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in an accident such as the explosion in Long Island City, you shouldn't hesitate to contact a law firm with experience litigating construction accidents. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our firm has successfully defended victims of New York City construction accidents for nearly 50 years. For a free, no obligation consultation with one of our attorneys, give us a call at 212-406-1700 or contact us online. We'd love to hear from you.