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Accidents Caused by Improperly Operated Machinery

On any given construction site, both heavy machinery as well as construction vehicles will likely be used nearly constantly. While this machinery is important in allowing workers to complete their varying tasks, it can also pose a threat to workers when improperly used. In these situations, an innocent worker may be seriously harmed due to the reckless actions of another party.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, we know that being the victim of a construction accident in New York can be extremely difficult, especially when you suffer from debilitating injuries. However, if the injury occurred because of improperly operated machinery, a worker may be able to hold the party responsible for the accident financially accountable. This is particularly true if the construction site owner or manager failed to provide a safe environment in which to work, as they can be held liable under New York labor law sections 200 and 241-6.

Common Accidents

Operating heavy machines requires in-depth knowledge and training. Should a person fail to have either of these qualities, he or she could easily misuse the machinery, causing a serious accident. Depending on the machinery involved, some common accidents include:

  • Vehicle crashes
  • Electrical fires
  • Equipment explosions
  • Crane collapse

All of these accidents have an increased chance of occurring if a worker improperly handles the machine. However, when these accidents occur because of the sheer negligence of another party, especially if a construction manager failed to properly train another employee, those who are injured might be able to file a construction accident lawsuit.

Contact a Construction Accident Attorney in New York

New York sees a lot of construction work on a daily basis, and with this construction must come diligent and careful machinery operation. If you have suffered from someone mishandling construction machinery, our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, may be able to help you obtain compensation. Call us today at 866-LAWS-USA to learn about your legal rights.


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