Construction Safety Inspections
They are by trade hairdressers, short-order cooks, day labourers and musicians. However, according to criminal charges that were recently filed, these individuals were hired by two New York City companies to act as licensed construction site safety managers. They were instructed to forge signatures of real safety managers to show passing inspections at construction sites.
Unraveling the Ploy
The ploy began to unravel when a building inspector visited a scaffolding last summer on East 90th Street in Manhattan and noticed that something was amiss in the site’s safety logs. More specifically, the inspector noticed that the safety manager who had supposedly signed the log on that specific day could not have done so because he had recently died.
This launched an official investigation, which revealed that in dozens of cases, employees skipped the inspections and forged the signatures of real site safety managers on safety logs. According to the district attorney, the ploy was carried out at 43 city sites over two years. Many of these construction sites used scaffolding to enable workers to restore building facades. Criminal charges have been filed against the two firms that supply safety managers to construction worksites.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
If you or a loved one has been injured or died in a construction site accident, you know how tragic the injuries can be. Falls can be especially damaging, often leading to serious injuries or even fatality. The surviving victims are often unable to resume work for extended periods. Some can never go back to work.
At Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the ramifications that construction site accidents have on the lives of victims and the lives of loved ones. In fact, senior partner and lead trial attorney Jeff S. Korek grew up in the construction industry and has first hand knowledge of the inherent dangers in this kind of work. Such experience enables us to aggressively fight to protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve.
We Can Help You If Your Are Injured
When you are injured in a construction site accident, you need to hire a New York construction injury attorney to protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek P.C. have the necessary experience, knowledge and resources to aggressively fight to get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York construction injury attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.