Worker Injured In Carlyle House Ladder Fall Accident In The Upper East Side
UPPER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK (April 1, 2023) – A construction worker was injured in an Upper East Side ladder fall accident while working at the Carlyle House.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday. A worker was on a ladder next to a shed when he fell to the ground.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. The injured worker was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment for a back injury.
The contracted was issued multiple violations by the Department of Buildings (DOB). A full investigation into the accident at the Carlyle House remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Upper East Side Ladder Fall Accidents
Falls are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the construction industry. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “In 2019, there were 401 fall fatalities out of 1,102 total fatalities in construction (BLS data). Falls are a hazard found in many work settings, but construction has the most fatal falls out of all industries and represents 51% of all falls nationally.” There are a number of steps that can be taken to prevent ladder falls specifically.
- Workers should maintain three points of contact with ladders at all times.
- Ladders should be properly braced at the bottom.
- Ladders should not be loaded beyond their maximum carrying capacity.
- Ladders should be periodically inspected.
Depending on the facts of any case, a general contracted could be liable if a worker is injured in a ladder fall. Pursuant to New York Labor Law 200, employers must maintain their work site in a reasonably safe condition. An employer could also be liable through New York State Labor Law § 240(1). Commonly referred to as the “Scaffold Law,” this statute makes building owners and general contractors strictly liable for gravity related accidents. Victims of ladder falls tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Many workers may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after an accident. On top of this, workers may be left with high medical bills and need to take time off work. Any person that is injured in a ladder fall accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A New York City construction accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York City Ladder Fall Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the worker injured in this ladder fall accident at the Carlyle House. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the Department of Buildings. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Upper East Side ladder fall accident? You may be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of construction accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.