Queens, NY (May 23, 2021) – At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, a man was killed in a construction accident in Queens.

According to police, the accident happened at a building under construction on Court Square. A man was removing a ladder in the area when he suddenly fell off the scaffold. Police confirmed that he was on the sixth floor at the time.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The construction worker, identified as 32-year-old Diego Lliguicota, was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Construction Accidents in New York 

5/23 Queens, NY – Diego Lligucota Killed in Construction Accident on Court SqConstruction has officially become the most dangerous industry in the entire state of New York. In fact, construction fatalities have ramped up by approximately 33% over the past few years, which means that more and more lives have been taken on the job due to these horrific accidents. Workers should always have the protections they deserve while on the job but, unfortunately, this is not always the case. When a family has lost someone they love due to a construction accident, they may be feeling helpless and alone. It is crucial that you have the help of an attorney on your side during these difficult times.

It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one taken too soon by a New York construction accident. However, this is the reality that you may face as hundreds of families do every single year within the state. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to the fatality of a loved one. If you have suffered these enormous losses, you may wonder how you will move forward. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you should never have to worry about how you will pay the bills that pile up against you. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in New York at www.mmspersonalinjurylawyers.com.

Our attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have dedicated our lives to helping those who have lost loved ones in New York construction accidents and beyond. We believe that you have many options under New York law and should never have to stand alone in your time of need. We will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 to find out how we can help you.

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