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Weather-related Workplace Safety Concerns

A general manager on a construction project has a responsibility to look out for a variety of different weather-related safety concerns that could affect their workers, especially as they are typically operating outdoors. If these seasonal issues aren’t dealt with before construction begins or promptly after the problem is found, workers may be the ones left to suffer the consequences. Regrettably, these consequences can severely harm a worker.

If your injuries were caused by a work site manager’s failure to take care of weather-related safety issues, you may be able to collect financial compensation as New York City construction workers are protected by New York labor laws. Contact a New York City workplace injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057 to discuss how a general manager or property owner may be held civilly liable under section 241-6 of the labor law.

Safety Issues Connected to Seasonal Problems

Throughout the year, construction managers have a responsibility to take steps to adequately weatherproof certain materials and machines to reduce the possibility of injury. Failure to take these important safety requirements seriously or provide weather-related safety precautions can result in serious injury. The following mistakes may be the cause of these injuries:

  • Failing to clear off ice that could cause a slip and fall accident
  • Failing to take steps to prepare vehicles for winter conditions
  • Failing to provide adequate water for workers in particularly hot conditions
  • Forcing workers to work in unsafe weather conditions, including thunderstorms

By committing these or other actions, a construction worker could suffer devastating injuries. Fortunately, New York labor law protects construction workers in this situation.

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If you’ve been injured at work and are considering taking legal action against the manager responsible for your suffering, our experienced legal advisors may be able to help. For more information regarding your options after an injury, contact a New York personal injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 today.

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