The June 12th rescue of two construction workers from a failing scaffolding is yet another reminder of the dangers faced by construction workers who work on ladders, scaffolds or other elevated areas where there is a high risk of falling. Because injuries resulting from falls on construction sites can be so devastating, the State of New York has carved out special provisions in the Labor Law that allow construction workers to sue either the general contractor or property owner for injuries they suffer in certain types of construction accidents.
The Details of the Rescue
The New York Fire Department responded to an emergency call to rescue two workers who were stranded more than 550 feet above the streets of midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, June 12th after their scaffolding buckled near the top of the Hearst Tower.
The two workers spent nearly 90 minutes dangling near the top of the skyscraper building before getting pulled into safety through a hole cut through a double-paned window on the 45th floor of the building. Although they could have faced numerous catastrophic injuries, and even death, these two lucky men suffered no immediate medical injuries.
If you or a loved has been involved in any type of scaffolding accident, you know exactly how devastating the injuries can be. We understand how the ramifications of scaffolding and other construction accidents can affect the lives you and your loved ones. That is why we are here to help.
We Can Help You If Your Are Injured in a Scaffolding Accident
When you are injured in a scaffolding accident in New York, you need 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 compensation that you deserve.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York construction injury attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.
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