HC&B | Hobbie, Corrigan & DeCarlo, P.C. HC&B | Hobbie, Corrigan & DeCarlo, P.C.
Local: 732-982-4178
Toll Free: 877-565-5853
We Deliver Aggressive and Zealous
Legal Representation for all our Clients.

2 New Jersey construction workers killed in accident

According to sources, a construction site accident in Hanover killed two workers. The accident happened on Feb. 18 when the workers were reportedly lifting a generator into place using a crane and straps.

Investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were investigating whether the generator fell because one of the straps was faulty or if it did so because of wind. The generator, which was reportedly very heavy, fell on the workers and crushed them at the construction site.

The decedents were working on the new headquarters for the Whippany Fire Company Headquarters. OSHA investigators are working together with the Morris County Prosecutor's Office to determine the cause of the strap's failure. Authorities have not released the identities or ages of the two workers who were killed. It is also unclear whether they left families behind.

When construction workers are killed in a workplace accident, their families may be able to file wrongful death lawsuits against the responsible parties if they choose not to file claims for workers' compensation benefits. They may want to meet with a personal injury attorney about their loved one's case. An attorney may be able to identify all potential claims and defendants that may be named if a lawsuit is in order. In many cases, the survivors will be facing severe economic hardships in addition to the grief of suddenly losing a loved one, and an attorney can outline the types and amounts of damages that are permitted to be sought under the state's wrongful death statute.

Source: ABC 7 New York, "New Jersey construction accident kills 2 workers," Tim Fleischer, Feb. 18, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

We are proud sponsors:

Community Donations/Sponsorships

  • Eatontown Engine/Truck (Fire Company) Donation
  • Police Unity Tour Donation
  • American Cancer Society-Relay for Life Sponsor
  • Monmouth County Sheriff's Officers Donation
  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center Annual
  • Sweetheart Ball
  • Cancer Support Committee Annual Celebration of Life
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Winter Ball
  • NJEF-Sycamore Tree Sponsor

Ad Journals

  • St. Paul Baptist Church birthday calendar
  • LADACIN Network Rosebud Gala Dinner Dance
  • Kiwanis Club of Jackson Patrolmen of the Year
  • HW Mountz PTA School calendar
  • HW Mountz Kitchen Tour

Sports Activities

  • Jackson Memorial High School Boys Basketball Sponsor
  • New Jersey Shorestars-7th Grade AAU Basketball Team Donation
  • Shark River Surf Anglers-Trout Contest for Kids Donation
  • Team Philly Basketball Live in AC Donation
  • Golf Outing Sponsorships

Golf Outing Sponsorships

  • The Community YMCA
  • Covenant House
  • NJ Roadrunners
  • Zan Tozzi Foundation
  • Ocean County Emerald Society Douglas King Tournament
  • PBA Local #50
Super Lawyers New Jersey Supreme Court | Certified Attorney AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability Legal Leaders | Top Rated Lawyers American Association for Justice | Member 2012

Hobbie, Corrigan & DeCarlo, P.C.

Local: 732-982-4178
Toll Free: 877-565-5853
Fax: 732-380-1720

Eatontown Law Office Map
Hobbie, Corrigan & DeCarlo, P.C.
125 Wyckoff Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Brick Law Office Map
Brick Law Office Map
848 Route 70
Brick, NJ 08724