On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, an elevator plunged down at a building under construction in the Bronx, killing one construction worker and injuring another.

According to a CBS New York article, the elevator accident happened in the Bronx at around 8:17 a.m.

The building where it happened, most recognized for the “iHeartRadio” sign on its roof, is currently under construction to be a school. Workers said the supervisor and his right-hand man were in an elevator, along with some equipment, when the elevator plummeted from the fourth floor to ground level.

The male supervisor died from the impact. The other victim, critically injured, was rushed to the hospital.

No identities have been reported and the events that led to this incident are under investigation.

At Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore (KDLM), we help families who have lost loved ones due to accidents and successfully represent victims who have been seriously injured.

In 2020, KDLM secured $2,800,000 for the injuries and wrongful death of a 41 year-old unmarried woman who was crushed to death as a result of an elevator malfunction that resulted from negligence by the elevator repair company and improper maintenance by the building manager.

We know firsthand how elevator and construction accidents happen, how they could have been avoided, and how to fight for the rights of surviving family members.

If you have a loved one who has died and believe there was some sort of negligence, carelessness or malpractice, contact us today to talk about your wrongful death or injury claim.

With our $1 billion in settlements and hundreds of significant verdicts on behalf of our clients, KDLM’s expertise is reflected in our track record. From multidiscipline investigation to diligent preparation through tough advocacy, KDLM is proud to help New Yorkers injured in construction and workplace accidents.