8 People Injured When Under-Construction Building Partially Collapses in Connecticut

Lever & Ecker, PLLC June 2, 2023

On Friday, June 2, 2023, eight people were injured when a building partially collapsed at 188 Lafayette Street in New Haven, Connecticut. At 12:38 p.m., as crews were pouring concrete, part of the second floor collapsed into the first floor and then into the basement. Of the 36 individuals working at the site, seven were in fair condition, and one was in serious condition. Some workers suffered injuries such as broken bones, while others were buried under the rubble.

According to witnesses, the concrete started to pool in one area faster than the workers were able to spread it, causing it to cave in. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker advised that a stop-work order would be placed into effect at the site today. The 112,000-square-foot building, which is owned by RMS Companies, is listed on RMS’s website as a 112-unit luxury building.

Many construction workers who are injured on a job site may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, injured construction workers may also be able to seek legal compensation through a lawsuit (called a third-party action) against the construction site owner and/or construction manager/general contractor.

If you or someone you know suffered an injury in a construction accident, please contact the attorneys at Lever & Ecker at (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632., PLLC, to discuss what legal options are available and how we can help you and your loved ones seek justice. We at Lever & Ecker, PLLC would welcome the opportunity to help you.

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