NBC New York reported that four employees were injured on September 9 at the Newark Liberty International Airport when a hangar collapsed.
The news outlet reported that an investigation into the incident is ongoing and that it is unclear what caused the collapse. The hangar was reportedly being prepared for demolition and had been used as a storage facility by the Port Authority since 2005. Prior to that, the building was owned and operated by United Airlines.
Two of the workers involved in the incident reportedly suffered serious injuries. All of the workers are expected to survive.
Aerial footage from NBC New York showed people who were conscious, being stretchered out of the hangar after its collapse. Recently, the state approved the demolition of the hangar along with two other facilities.
Protect Yourself If You Are Injured At Work
We are thankful that more workers were not seriously injured during this collapse. Many workplace accidents are avoidable, as companies place employees at risk by making them work in areas that are not safe. If you are injured on the job, make sure you speak to our Atlantic City injury attorneys about your legal rights.
Workplace accidents can result from exposed wires, unsafe structures and explosion hazards that occur during construction or demolition projects. You may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits or file a third party lawsuit if you are injured on the job, and seek money that can help you pay for medical care and make up for lost wages.
When a company places an employee at risk for injuries, it must be held liable. Contact our Atlantic City injury attorneys for a free consultation.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys