In the following video, attorney David Cheverie of Hach & Rose, LLP, explains that it is crucial for construction workers to contact an attorney as soon as possible following an accident in order to not only properly document the accident, but to receive the full protection of laws specifically designed for these types of workers.
One construction worker was seriously injured on December 15 when falling construction materials struck him in the face. He suffered severe injuries while working in a four-story building on the Upper West Side at W. 86th St. and West End Ave. The worker was transported to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in an ambulance for treatment of his injuries.
The accident happened while the injured worker was on the second floor working on the renovation project. He was struck in the face by construction material that another worker had dropped from a higher floor. This resulted in the Buildings Department issuing a partial stop-work order for scaffold usage. The construction site and contractor working on it were issued a citation for “failure to safeguard.”
In response to this year seeing the highest rate of injuries and fatalities on New York construction sites in years, the city is taking measures to promote safer workplaces for workers. In the last week, there have been rallies in support of higher safety standards and contractors taking responsibility for hiring non-union workers without proper safety training.
Construction is one of the most dangerous and labor intensive fields in which an individual can work. The likelihood of injuries on site are increased when safety measures are not upheld by a negligent construction company. If you were injured while on the job through no fault of your own, please contact the construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP. For more information on how our experienced New York lawyers can help you, please call (212) 779-0057 today.
Several thousand construction workers protested outside of the New York City Hall on Thursday, December 10 carrying eight black coffins and placards to ask the city for the enforcement of more stringent safety measures at construction sites.
With New York City construction site fatalities steadily increasing over the years – 18 construction workers died within the 2015 fiscal year, an increase of 12 from 2014’s records and seven from 2013 – more people are becoming worried about the state of the industry.
Some of the protesters, like 59-year-old New Jersey construction worker Phillip Cammock, said non-union workers are exposed to much greater risks because they do not go through the same rigorous training sessions that the union members go through in order to ensure safety at construction sites.
Our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP in New York have an array of legal resources at our disposal to help us represent our clients effectively. If you should be injured in an accident in New York, call us today at (212) 779-0057 to find out how we can help you.
An analysis of recent deaths at construction sites conducted by The New York Daily News showed that as the number of construction sites increase in New York City, so do the number of construction site accidents
For instance, 18 construction workers were killed between October 2014 and September 2015, a higher number than the 12 reported deaths in 2013 and the seven construction worker fatalities reported in 2012. This coincided with the increase in construction permits within the same time frame – from 121,000 to 142,000.
Press Secretary with the Department of Buildings, Alexander Schnell, who said that site-safety inspectors decreased to 1,105 in 2014 from 1,171 in 2011, acknowledged that this might be because safety inspectors are only required to conduct inspections at buildings of fifteen stories or higher and excavations of 100,000 square feet or more.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our attorneys have the legal knowledge and technical experience needed to help clients pursue financial compensation in the wake of their construction accident cases in New York. Call our offices today at (212) 779-0057 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.
According to statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as many as 350 construction workers are killed in electrical accidents every year in the United States. While there are many dangers present on construction sites, electrical accidents pose unique and serious threats to workers. Learn more about electrical accidents and injuries by clicking here.
In this video, attorney Gregory Hach of Hach & Rose, LLP, discusses the importance of seeking help after a construction accident leaves a worker injured and in need of compensation. The attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, take construction cases seriously and work diligently to secure financial compensation to aid hard working men and women.
A 20-year-old construction worker was transported to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition after having survived a partial building collapse at 25 W. 38th Street on Friday, October 30. The building was being demolished to make way for a luxurious 27 story, 180 room boutique hotel called Aloft New York Midtown near the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan in New York.
Police, firefighters, and emergency medical responders were able to save the construction worker’s life after sorting through rubble and chunks of building materials for almost three hours. The man, who was one of nineteen non-union employees who had been working to demolish the existing eight story tenement, was trapped from the waist down when the lower five stories fell in a V-shaped pattern. A second worker was killed in the collapse by falling debris.
Officials were able to stay in contact with the trapped man throughout most of the rescue process, and medical responders were even able to administer intravenous medicines through an IV drip while rescuers worked.
A young construction worker was the victim of a wall collapse at a Brooklyn construction site. Fernando Vanegas, an Ecuadorian immigrant, died after a retaining wall fell and dumped piles of cinder blocks on him and two other workers. The two other workers were severely injured.
City officials found that safety precautions were not taken before excavation work began at the construction site. The area that Vanegas was working near had not been properly supported, causing the dirt and building material to collapse into the space where the workers were.
Vanegas’s mother told officials that he often told her about “close calls” he had at the construction site, reported the New York Times. The building owner was given several warnings, dating as far back as last August, citing violations of safety codes. The building was also known to have structural problems.
New York has been plagued with unsafe construction sites and rising instances of subsequent worker injuries. If you or someone you know was injured or was a victim in a construction accident, contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP by calling (212) 779-0057 today to speak with a member of our team.
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