NYC construction site-related accidents peaked in 2014
In New York City, construction site accidents peaked in 2014 at the highest number in the past seven years. This past year alone, 231 accidents occurred, 18 of which involved pedestrians. Out of these 18 accidents, 22 people were hurt, which is the third highest pedestrian injury rate to date.
From 2008 to 2014, 96 construction site accidents caused injuries to 155 people. These high numbers of injuries exemplify the need for pedestrians to be aware of their surrounding areas, but moreover the need for site overseers to resume a high degree of responsibility. To ensure worker and pedestrian safety, construction teams must exercise caution while working.
Construction site accidents are often highly preventable; if proper safety measures are taken and regulated, accidents can be minimized. However, failure to do so can result in injuries of innocent individuals. If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction site accident, you can speak with a qualified attorney at Hach & Rose, LLP to craft a strong and strategic case against your wrongdoer. For legal assistance in pursuing the responsible party, please feel free to call 866-LAWS-USA.