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Preventable Construction Accident: A Simple Safeguard Would Have Prevented Yet Another Tragic Death – GTLK Law

Falls at construction sites are amongst the leading cause of death in the construction industry. They are also among the clearest hazards to identify and eliminate. While thousands of construction injuries and death occur each year in New York and across the country, many can be prevented if the contractors and project owners properly and effectively implement simple, yet effective, safety measures.

Construction Scaffold Workers| Construction Accident attorneyIf you or a loved one was injured as a result of a fall at a construction site, you should consult an experienced construction accident attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.

Yet Another Preventable Construction Accident Death In New York

The death of 23-year-old construction worker Kyle Brown while installing metal decking at a construction site in Pulaski is yet another reminder of how dangerous construction sites can be to workers. Brown fell 24 feet to his death off the roof by a wind gust while attempting to secure sheets of decking atop the roof an automobile dealership.

Although Brown was wearing a fall protection harness, OSHA’s investigation found that it was useless because his employer failed to provide him with a means to connect the harness to an independent anchorage point to stop the fall. If the employer, MTS Design Inc., had provided the victim with a proper fall protection safeguard, his death may have still been alive. In response, OSHA cited the company for a willful and serious violation.

Protecting the Rights of Construction Workers

Failing to provide fall protection for construction workers is one of the most frequently cited OSHA violations. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a construction accident, you have certain rights under New York laws. In order to ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you get the full extent of the compensation that you deserve, you need to consult an experienced New York construction accident attorney.

At Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the ramifications 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 in here dangers in this kind of work. Such experience enables us to aggressively fight to protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve.

Injured In a Construction Accident? We Can Help!

When you are injured in a construction site accident, you need to hire an experienced New York construction injury attorney to aggressively fight for your rights. The attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek P.C. have the necessary experience, knowledge, and resources to get you the damages you are entitled to.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York Construction Accident Lawyers, please call 1-800-529-9997.

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