Tower Crane Technician Released From Hospital Following Crushing Injury In White Plains
WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK (August 29, 2023) – A construction worker suffered two broken legs in an accident on a crane at 200 Hamilton Avenue in White Plains.
Westchester County officials are saying that the accident took place on Wednesday August, 9. A construction worker was working on a crane boom helping to build an apartment building.
At some point during his work, he sustained a crushing injury that broke both of his legs. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.
He was taken to the hospital but has since been released. A full investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For White Plains Construction Accidents
Crushing accidents are one of the leading causes of workplace injury and death in the construction industry. According to the HSI, “there were 142 caught-in and caught-between construction worker deaths nationwide in 2020, according to the Center for Construction Research and Training. Such accidents are also a leading cause of nonfatal injuries.” There are a number of steps that construction companies should take to prevent accidents.
- Construction workers should be well trained to identify hazards.
- Construction workers should have personal fall arrest systems.
- Construction workers should be provided with hard hats.
Depending on the facts of any case, a building owner could also be liable through New York Labor Law 200. Construction companies must provide workers with a reasonably safe environment for employees and those lawfully frequenting work sites. Any person that is injured in a construction accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury 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 A New York Construction Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the construction worker injured in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to OSHA. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what took place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a White Plains construction accident? We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.