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Timothy Baumann Injured In Suffolk County Industrial Accident At Rason Asphalt

Timothy Baumann, of Nassau County, Injured In Suffolk County Industrial Accident After Falling Off Conveyor Belt At Rason Asphalt

Timothy Baumann Injured In Suffolk County Industrial Accident At Rason Asphalt

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK (March 12, 2022) – A Long Island man identified as Timothy Baumann was seriously injured in an industrial accident after falling off of a conveyor belt at Rason Asphalt.

Suffolk County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11. Timothy Baumann was working at Rason Asphalt when he fell from the conveyor belt under unclear conditions.

He was taken to the Nassau County University Medical Center in East Meadow in a medical helicopter with serious injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been notified of the incident that injured Timothy Baumann and they are investigating.

A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Suffolk County Industrial Accidents

Falls remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death for workers across the United States. According to the National Safety Council, “In 2019, 880 workers died in falls, and 244,000 were injured badly enough to require days off of work. A worker doesn’t have [to] fall from a high level to suffer fatal injuries; 146 workers were killed in falls on the same level in 2019, according to Injury Facts.” For the most part falls are totally preventable. There are a number of steps that companies should take to prevent falls.

  • Workers should be given personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) when they work at heights of six feet and above.
  • Workers should be properly trained to recognize hazards.
  • Work sites should be well maintained.

Building owners and general contractors are held strictly liable for gravity related accidents under New York State Labor Law § 240. This includes accidents where a worker falls or is hit by a falling object. In order for the statute to apply the worker must have been engaged in the “erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing of a building.” Victims of scaffold falls tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

Any person that is injured in a fall while at work in New York may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after an accident. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Suffolk County Industrial Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to Timothy Baumann as he continues to recover. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to OSHA. Companies should always make worker safety there number one priority. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent additional accidents like this.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a fall while at work? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to helping accident victims get all of the medical and financial support that they need to recover. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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