Winning a wrongful death claim is supposed to be the last step of a process that's already long and traumatic enough for the families of those who have died in a construction accident. However, sometimes wealthy defendants use every trick they can to avoid paying up -- which drags out the suffering for the victims' families even longer.
How high is the crane operator doing the demolition of the building next to yours? How drunk is person driving the forklift around the site you work at? Is the supervisor too high to notice errors in the building process as the newest apartment complex being built?
Are non-union workers a threat to the safety of themselves and others? The unionized construction workers in New York think so.
After a crane malfunctioned at a Queen's construction site and dropped an I-beam without warning, killing the man inside the cab of the crane and sending another man falling to his death, all their coworkers could do was hold a candlelight vigil to show their solidarity with the dead men's families.