A construction worker in Camillus, New York fell from the roof of a home and died tragically last month, police report. This is just one of many liability cases where New York personal injury attorneys can offer help about possible negligence. Individuals working on or at a construction site expect certain levels of protections to be in place. If these are missing, it could indicate the business did not provide a safe environment for the employees to work in.
In this situation, Harvey J. Seymour III, of Fulton, who was 46 years old, worked for A to Z Contracting out of Phoenix, New York. The man was placing shingles on the roof of the two-story home located on North Street. At some point, he fell about 30 feet to the ground and incurred a head injury. He was one of three construction workers on the job. The other two workers were on the other side of the house and did not see or hear him fall. The homeowners were not at home at the time.
One of the workers on the other side of the home came down to get water and noticed he did not hear any sound coming from the other side. That is when he saw Seymour on the ground and called 911. The man went to Upstate University Hospital and declared dead at 3:50 p.m.
Police say the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident. If the company’s employees were using proper safety equipment, it is possible this incident would not have occurred. If you have been injured because of hazardous conditions at a construction site, talk to a New York personal injury attorney about your case. The employer should always provide necessary safety equipment to prevent hazards and injuries.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a personal injury or accident, please contact Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. personal injury lawyers serving injured victims in New York and New Jersey at 800-529-9997.