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New York is a city that is as vibrant above grounds as it is below it. There are intricate tunnels and subways that help the city function and transports individuals from one destination to another. However, these would not exist without the hard working men and women who work in the tunnels. Tunnel work can be extremely dangerous and requires extensive safety precaution. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) defines a tunnel as:
"An excavation beneath the surface of the ground, the longer axis of which makes an angle not greater than 20 degrees to the horizontal."
Because of the precarious nature of tunnels, there are certain rules and regulations to which employers must adhere. If they fail to comply, it can lead to disastrous injuries. If you or a loved one was injured in a tunnel accident, call our New York construction accident attorney.
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Because tunnel work can be so dangerous, the construction management and supervisors have a responsibility to comply with specific safety regulations. Failure to do so can result in severe injuries that can cause major pain and suffering.
Safety requirements for tunnel workers include:
The tunnel accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. want to protect your rights as a construction worker. It is the responsibility of your employer to provide safety provisions and adhere to OSHA’s regulations. If they do not, and you sustain an injury, you may have grounds to seek compensation. Our attorneys can help you with that! We have extensive experience fighting on behalf of injured workers. We won’t rest until you receive what you are owed. Call our New York construction attorneys today for a free consultation.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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