Two construction workers in Rye were rushed to a hospital with compression type injuries after a large mass of dirt trapped them up to their chests while digging a trench for foundation repair, The New York Daily News reported on Thursday, July 31.
At around 11:15 a.m., the two workers were repairing the foundation of a home at Bradford Avenue when the dirt started plummeting down the 7-foot trench. Authorities were able to extricate the two workers by 12:45 p.m. They were reported as conscious and alert when they were transported to Westchester Medical Center.
A spokesman of the Rye Police Department said the two had been digging the channel for foundation repair without any safety device that would prevent the dirt from coming into the trench.
The contractor’s failure to provide equipment that would ensure workers’ safety could be construed as an overt act of employer negligence. If you have been injured and your injury has been a result of your employer’s failure to provide safety equipment, consult with our team of qualified construction accident lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP. Know more about taking legal action by calling our New York office at 866-LAWS-USA today.
The New York personal injury lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, recently helped secure a $13 million verdict for plaintiffs Victor and Elvia Munoz for damages associated with a workplace construction accident lawsuit filed against the Hilton Hotel Corporation.
The accident that injured Mr. Munoz occurred in June of 2007 when the ladder that he was standing on shifted, causing him to fall to the ground. Mr. Munoz hit his head on the concrete below and was rushed to St. Vincent’s Hospital where he was treated for injuries to the head.
These head injuries caused Mr. Munoz to suffer from permanent brain damage that resulted in multiple health complications, such as loss of hearing, emotional issues, and problems with balance and control of facial muscles.
The jury determined that the fall was the result of negligence on the part of the property owners, and Elvia and Victor Munoz were awarded$13,020,857 in damages as a result.
To read the full story, follow this link: The New York Personal Injury Lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, Discuss Verdict in Munoz v. Hilton Hotel Corporation.
A Fort Greene construction zone was the site of a fatal workplace accident that claimed the life of one construction worker and critically injured another.
Reports on the construction accident reveal that five workers were located on the roof of a town house that was in the process of being built when cement was loaded onto the roof. The weight of the cement caused the building to weaken and an I-beam to break. Two of the construction workers fell through the opening in the roof and landed 40-feet below in the basement of the building.
Emergency personnel were called to the scene, and the workers were taken to two separate hospitals to be treated for their life-threatening injuries. A 67-year-old construction worker was pronounced dead at the hospital, and the other worker was said to be in critical condition. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is planning on investigating the deadly accident.
Last Wednesday at the construction site for Three World Trade Center, a construction worker was critically injured. The 36-year-old worker was installing a steel beam 15 feet in the air when he lost his footing and fell to the ground.
The 15-foot slip and fall accident caused the construction worker to sustain severe injuries to his head, as well as to his hands. The man was transported to Bellevue Hospital and is listed in serious condition.
Earlier in the summer a similar construction accident took place at Four World Trade Center when a worker fell approximately five feet while working at the building. That accident involved the worker puncturing his side with a piece of metal.
If a slip and fall accident at a construction site has left you with injuries, please contact the construction accident lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling 866-LAWS-USA today.