The leading cause of injuries among construction workers are “struck-by” accidents. Struck by flying, falling, swinging or rolling objects are the four most common “struck-by” accidents on construction sites that result in serious injuries to workers. To raise awareness and reduce these types of accidents, the NORA Construction Sector Council along with the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) is organizing a “National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Injuries” on April 20, 2021.
Those participating in the stand down event will pause work on April 20th to set aside time for stand down activities, such as:
– Virtual or small group Toolbox Talks
– Looking at work zone safety training
– Reviewing the traffic control plan of the construction site
Other ways to help raise awareness include sending emails or texting safety reminders as well as placing posters at construction sites and holding quiz contests.
The CPWR website has more ideas and materials that organizers can download to make this event a success, including:
– Various tool box talks in English and in Spanish related to how to operate a vehicle safety in a work zone
– How to work safely around vehicles on a construction site
– How to ensure that cranes are stable and don’t tip
– How to prevent objects from falling
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
Construction sites 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 over 100 years of collective 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.