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Worker Injured At Park Slope Construction Site

OSHA Investigating Incident After Construction  Worker Found Unresponsive At 380 Fourth Avenue In Park Slope

Worker Injured At Park Slope Construction Site At 380 Fourth Avenue

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (February 20, 2024) – A worker was injured in some type of construction incident in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 380 Fourth Avenue.

New York City officials are saying that the incident took place around 9:20 a.m. on Monday. Authorities found a construction worker unconscious at the construction site.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the worker. He was transported to a nearby hospital in order to receive treatment.

A full investigation in the Park Slope accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Brooklyn Construction Accidents

Falls remain one of the leading causes of workplace injury and death in the construction industry. Scaffolds can be particularly hazardous. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), around 60 people are killed and another 4,500 people are injured every year in scaffold accidents. The vast majority of scaffold accidents are totally preventable. There are a number of other hazards that workers face at construction sites.

  • Workers have been electrocuted by open wires and machinery.
  • Workers may become pinned between vehicles or equipment.
  • Workers may become poisoned from noxious gases or dangerous chemicals.
  • Workers can become entrapped in trenches.

It is important that construction sites follow OSHA guidelines and local safety standards. Depending on the facts of any case, a company could be liable for an accident under New York Labor Law 241(6). This statute creates a non-delegable duty for owners and general contractors who employ workers in construction, demolition, and excavation. Owners and general contractors must “provide reasonable and adequate protection and safety to the persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.” It is important that certain steps are taken after any construction accident.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • An experienced construction accident attorney should be contacted.

The vast majority of construction accidents are preventable and involve workplace safety violations. For example, workers may not be given fall protection when they are working at elevated heights. General contractors may fail to ensure that trenches are properly braced and reinforced. Any person that is injured in a construction accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.

Investigating Brooklyn Construction Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the worker injured in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Park Slope construction accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.