New York construction accident attorney and founder of The Perecman Firm, David Perecman, has cultivated a list of top safety concerns construction workers need to be aware of. This list is being published as reports have been circulating regarding a Federal stimulus package for the expansion of New York public schools.
Other construction accident lawyers in New York continue to see the same cases against construction companies from employees injured on the job. According to MPNNow.com, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, said upstate New York stands to receive nearly $1.6 billion over two years, including $99 million for Monroe County schools, in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Much of this money will be going towards improving the quality of schools and to “keep serving the nation’s children.”
Top Construction Site Safety Concerns as noted by New York’s Personal Injury Lawyers at the Perecman Firm:
- Little or no fall protection: when no guardrails are provided, or no lifelines with safety harnesses can be found, this is a recipe for disaster.
- Improper equipment: employers must ensure that workers are provided the RIGHT ladders, scaffolds, or other safety devices, etc. for the particular task and that all safety regulations are followed.
- Poor housekeeping on site: debris left laying around the worksite can become a hazard for trips and falls, while also making it unsafe to maneuver machinery, vehicles and other equipment.
- Poorly maintained or worn equipment: old harnesses, worn out straps, wobbly or old ladders, and power tools missing guards are just a few examples of the shortcuts that should ALWAYS be avoided when human safety is concerned.
New York construction accident attorney, David Perecman stated; “Workers get chided or can even get asked to leave the job when they complain about these safety issues. By providing construction workers with the proper equipment needed to uphold maximum safety standards, accidents on construction sites can be significantly reduced. Our office of personal injury lawyers see injured construction workers from top locations around New York, with many of these accidents being avoidable if only proper procedures were followed.”