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Construction accidents: Man dies after fall from roof

This nation owes a great deal of thanks to construction workers. Not only are they responsible for creating buildings, but their jobs can often be dangerous, with a high risk of injury or even fatality. When an employer or another party fails to enact needed safety precautions, workers can get seriously hurt in construction accidents. One recent accident here in New York resulted in one worker's death after he suffered a horrific fall. 

According to law enforcement and eyewitnesses, the incident happened on a recent evening at a construction site. A 45-year-old man fell from the roof of a building. He suffered significant injury, and despite being rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, he did not survive. Many people report that they saw the incident happen and police say that they all stayed afterwards to cooperate with the official investigation.

Police reportedly do not suspect foul play. The man was not publicly identified, pending notification of his family. So far, no one has offered any theories about what precisely happened to cause the man to fall or what might have prevented this horrible tragedy.

If an investigation shows that a third party, such as a property owner or a contractor, was responsible for this man's demise, his family may have grounds to file a civil claim. A successful wrongful death claim here in New York could result in monetary damages that could help the family cover any expenses incurred due to the fall. Those who face a similar situation may want to consult an attorney with extensive experience in handling cases dealing with construction accidents. 

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