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Personal Injury Attorneys Contemplate Toxic Evidence in the Death of 3 Men in New York
Date:7/14/2009

The biggest tragedy is that the deaths could have been prevented, mourns highly experienced New York personal injury attorney, David Perecman.

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 14, 2009 -- Three workers, including a father and son, were killed on June 29, 2009 in a gruesome personal injury accident at a privately operated waste transfer plant in Jamaica, Queens. All three apparently suffocated after falling into a manhole-sized, 18-foot deep well filled with four feet of liquid sludge and deadly hydrogen sulfide gas. The first man fell by accident while trying to vacuum the putrid well. The other two men died, one after another, in attempted rescues with a rope and ladder. All died after being overcome by the toxic fumes, a common byproduct of decomposing garbage.

According to the New York Times article, questions were immediately raised by about the lack of worker training for this dangerous job. Preliminary evidence indicates that all three men were probably unaware of -and untrained in- the danger. The article also notes that the tragedy was not purely accidental in that safety violations, including the lack of proper equipment, were also undoubtedly avoidable factors.

"What makes this tragedy worse is that the errors leading to the deaths could have been prevented," says New York personal injury attorney David Perecman.

Harel Dahan, a subcontractor on the site, was the first to be overcome by
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