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Construction worker seriously hurt after falling 25 ft. in Hudson Yards incident

A construction worker was left in serious condition after falling 25 feet at a 62-story luxury apartment construction project in Hudson Yards, the New York Daily News reported.

The worker, whose identity has been withheld, fell from the second floor of the apartment building at 435 W. 31st St. The worker sustained injuries and was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition. A spokesperson for the Hunter Roberts Construction Group, the firm responsible for the project, said they are working with authorities to investigate the incident.

Construction workers face the everyday hazard of slips and falls. Unfortunately, many slip and fall incidents on construction sites across the country could have been prevented with proper fall protection equipment. If you have been harmed while working on a construction site and you think your employer has not equipped you with the protection you need to do your job safely, our team of construction accident lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP can guide you through the process of seeking justice and compensation. Call our New York office at 866-LAWS-USA and learn more about taking legal action today.

One worker dead after falling at a worksite in Manhattan

A construction worker was killed after falling approximately four stories at a construction site in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, ABC reported on Tuesday, August 25.

According to the report, at around 12:40 p.m., a 30-year-old worker was trying to cross a wooden board that bridged the gap over an elevator shaft at a construction site on Ninth Avenue between West 41st and West 42nd streets when he fell about four stories down. The worker was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to a hospital.

Slip and fall accidents remain on the list of the country’s top four causes of fatal accidents on construction sites. In 2013 alone, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that 302 of the 828 total deaths recorded in the construction industry were associated with slip and fall incidents.

Our legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP, sends our sincerest, most heartfelt condolences to those deeply affected by this tragic accident.

Tottenville construction worker wins $1.2 million injury settlement

A Staten Island construction worker, who sued New York Stone Co. Inc. after being injured in a renovation project for a Brooklyn school four years ago, has been awarded a $1.2 million settlement by the Brooklyn state Supreme Court.

Court records show that Robert Thomas suffered injuries to his knees while working as a laborer for Manley Construction Co. on Nov. 16, 2009. Thomas was reportedly climbing from scaffolding to a working platform without the aid of ladder bridges, which were supposed to be provided to allow for workers to safely reach the platform. Thomas eventually slipped, injuring his knee and wrist in the process when he grabbed a pipe frame to prevent himself from falling.

After undergoing a complete knee replacement, Thomas lost the ability to return to construction work.

Being injured in a construction accident due to the lack of appropriate safety equipments is something that can be avoided and, as such, something for which the negligent construction site manager or owner should be held responsible. If you or someone you know has been injured in such an accident in New York, speak with an attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling 866-LAWS-USA today.

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