The family of a man who died after he was crushed by a hoist mechanism last week is starting the process of filing a lawsuit. This information comes from Attorney Mark Bernstein.
Young-Kil Sim was delivering shopping bags to KP Farm Market which is located on Nostrand Avenue in East Flatbush. While doing so, a jury-rigged elevator that was being operated by two workers came crashing down and hit him on the head.
Sim, who was 62 at the time, was pronounced dead at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County.
The Department of Buildings started a preliminary investigation and found that the pulley system had been installed illegally. The agency said they were not aware of the contraception.
Bernstein said that, “This horrific accident happened only because these businesses cut corners to save money and installed a lethal hoist mechanism.”
The family is filing a lawsuit against KP Farm Market.
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