New York construction accident lawyer encourages building and construction industry professionals to learn from past accidents in order to prevent similar ones from happening. In a recent accident reported by NBC News (8.27.13), a construction worker was trapped in a narrow, eight-foot-deep hole at a New York City construction site.
“Every construction accident can be learned from and those accidents that can be prevented, should be prevented,” said David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm.
The 33-year-old worker was up to his chest in the 3-foot-wide hole behind a two-story building in Brooklyn. He was hospitalized in serious, but stable, condition after being rescued, NBC News said.
Construction accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm understand that a construction accident like this does not happen often, but the situation is far from unheard of. To prevent an accident like this from reoccurring, employers of construction workers performing similar jobs must provide protection at an excavation site, safeguard persons or property, and provide proper fencing at the job site.
“Employers have a responsibility to do what they can to help prevent accidents,” said Perecman. “When an accident like this occurs, workers are often entitled to compensation for their injuries.”
“It is beneficial for both employee safety, as well as the bottom line of the business, to adhere to any and all OHSA regulations,” the New York personal injury lawyer added.
For more than 30 years, the construction accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have aggressively helped injured workers and-or their families obtain compensation following construction accidents in New York. Contact The Perecman Firm today.
The NBC News story cited is “FDNY Rescues Worker Trapped Chest-Deep in Brooklyn Hole.”