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Important Safety Tips for Construction Workers When Repairing Building Facades in NYC

Construction accidentRepairing facades can put construction workers in serious danger, especially when repairing the big buildings in New York City. Worker fatality while repairing facades in New York has been on the rise, not counting the close calls where workers find themselves dangling out of suspended scaffolds. In some cases, construction workers remain dangling in the air until the fire department comes to their rescue.

According to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), since 2015 there have been 4 fatalities and 61 injuries resulting from façade work not being performed safely – all of which were entirely preventable. The bottom line is that façade work performed on scaffolding can be extremely dangerous and proper safety measures must be taken at all times to prevent death and serious injury.

Safety Tips When To Safety Perform Façade Work

Below are some safety tips construction workers should follow while working on building facades to make sure they safely return to their family following their shift:

  • Getting trained before stepping on a scaffold
  • Wearing full protection, including a harness that is securely tied to a lifeline, and specific PPE for the task being performed
  • Using extreme care when removing coping stones
  • Engaging in safe sequencing of work
  • Remaining vigil of any loose material that could fall off the building
  • Properly securing tarps and other weather protection at the end of each work shift so they cannot be accidentally dislodged or come loose
  • Not working on a suspended scaffold that has a stand-off bracket, which can be very dangerous and is even prohibited

Unfortunately, while taking all the precautions can significantly reduce the likelihood of getting injured, it does not totally shield construction workers from accidents on the job while repairing façade in NYC. If you or a loved one has been injured, it is best to immediately consult with an experienced NYC construction accident attorney to protect your legal rights and seek the full compensation you deserve.

Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers

Construction site accidents, specifically crane accidents, can seriously injure or kill construction workers as well as innocent bystanders. These victims and their loved ones may have a valid personal injury claim or wrongful death claim against the responsible parties.

At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the consequences that construction site accidents have on the lives of victims and the lives of their 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 allows us to aggressively fight to protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve.

We Can Help You If You Are Injured

When you are injured in a construction site accident, you need to hire an experienced New York construction injury attorney to protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. have decades of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of the monetary compensation that you deserve.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York construction injury attorneys, please call 212-385-4410.

 

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