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Toni Jackson Killed On the Job by Faulty Hoist

31 year-old New York City Housing Authority maintenance worker Toni Jackson was killed Saturday March 7, 2015, in Brooklyn, New York.

Jackson was found unconscious next to the trash compactor in the basement of a West 32nd Street building - part of the Coney Island Houses - just after 1:30pm. It is initially believed that she was fatally injured while performing maintenance duties when a faulty hoist fell on her. An investigation into the exact cause is underway as details of the incident are limited.

Jackson, employed as a caretaker and a member of Teamsters Local 237, was rushed to Coney Island Hospital where she died of head trauma that police believe she suffered during the tragic accident.

It is too early in the investigation and many details regarding the accident involving Toni Jackson have yet to be discovered. Her two young children will be left with many unanswered questions about why their mother is no longer here.

The New York personal injury attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP have unparalleled experience and expertise in wrongful death actions. Our trial attorneys work hard to ensure that the victims, and their families, of these horrible tragedies recover to the fullest extent possible under the law. In a wrongful death suit, the family of a victim can claim compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of financial support. They can also seek compensation for intangible damages, such as pain and suffering and loss of companionship. Contact the experienced New York accident lawyers Block O'Toole & Murphy to find out what legal options you may have. To learn more about the firm and the significant recoveries we have won for our clients go to or call 212-736-5300.