In 2008, a crane accident on the East Side of New York City killed six construction workers and a tourist visiting from Florida. A criminal inquiry was opened to determine whether a part of the crane has been seriously damaged the previous year and then wrongly put back into service. The settlements have since been determined, but a developer and a builder are fighting to keep the public from seeing the details of the settlements. The judge has ordered for the data to be released, but days before the order took effect, the developer appealed the ruling.
Now, the appeals court has ordered the pacts to be kept private until the appeal plays out. The original investigation that took place was focused on determining whether it was a mechanical error or a systematic pattern of negligence on the part of the construction company that caused the accident. Negligence and failure to meet safety standards is one of the main causes of industrial accidents. It is important to conduct a thorough investigation after an accident occurs in an industrial workplace. If you have been injured in an accident of this nature, an industrial injury attorney can investigate your accident to determine the ways that you may be able to seek compensation. A professional legal mind can bring insight to your situation and help you file the appropriate claims for compensation.
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