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Construction Worker Injured In Floor Collapse At Fairport Business

Monroe County Officials Investigating Construction Accident At Fairport Business on North Main Street

Construction Worker Injured In Floor Collapse At Fairport Business

FAIRPORT, NEW YORK (March 24, 2024) – A construction worker was injured in Fairport when the floor beneath him collapsed at a business on North Main Street.

Fairport police officials are saying that the incident took place on Tuesday afternoon. A construction worker was working at a business on some type of renovation project.

The worker and a forklift went through the floor. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the worker.

He was eventually extricated before being given medical treatment. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Monroe County Floor Collapses

Despite many improvements in workplace safety standards, the construction industry is still plagued by a high number of injuries and fatalities. Accidents that involve being struck by objects are one of the categories of accidents dubbed the “fatal four” by OSHA. The vast majority of floor collapses are totally preventable and due to lax safety protocols. There are a number of signs that a roof or building may be at risk of structural collapse.

  • Overloading: Exceeding the weight capacity of a floor may lead to a collapse. This might include putting heavy equipment on a floor.
  • Foundational Issues: Issues with a building’s foundation can contribute to a floor collapse.
  • Water Damage: Excessive moisture can weaken floor materials, which can lead to a collapse over time.

Depending on the facts of any case, a construction company could be liable for a construction accident under New York Labor Law § 200. This statute codifies an employer’s general duty to maintain job sites in a safe condition. According to the statute, “All machinery, equipment, and devices in such places shall be so placed, operated, guarded, and lighted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection to all such persons.” It is important that certain steps be taken after any construction accident.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • An experienced construction accident attorney should be contacted.

It can be hard to know what to do after any construction accident. Many victims are so seriously injured that they may need to take extensive time off of work. It is important that victims of construction accidents understand that they do have rights. Any person who is injured in a construction accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. A construction accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Monroe County Construction Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the worker injured in this Fairport construction accident. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to OSHA. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other accidents like this.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Fairport construction accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of construction accident attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to helping accident victims get the support and justice that they need. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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