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Worker Injured In White Plains Construction Accident on Hamilton Avenue

Construction Worker Suffered Broken Leg At Worksite On Hamilton Avenue In White Plains

Worker Injured In White Plains Construction Accident on Hamilton Avenue

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK (August 17, 2023) – A construction worker in White Plains suffered a broken leg and had to be lowered by a crane from his workplace.

White Plains police officials are saying that the accident took place on Wednesday. The worker suffered some type of “crushing” injury as he was working in a massive apartment building.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. He was lowered from the building with a crane.

Officials said that he broke his Tibia and fibula. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For White Plains Construction Accidents

Falls remain one of the leading causes of workplace injury and death in the United States. 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 many steps that construction companies can take to prevent falls.

  • Construction workers should be given fall arrest systems.
  • Scaffolds should have guardrails in certain locations.
  • Construction workers should be trained to identify work hazards.

In addition to falls, many workers are also injured in crushing accidents. These accidents may involve vehicles or heavy equipment. A building owner could also be liable through New York Labor Law 200. Construction companies must provide workers with a reasonably safe environment for employees and those lawfully frequenting work sites. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any workplace accident.

  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance records should be sought.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.
  • A construction accident attorney should be contacted.

It can be hard to know where to begin after any construction accident. Victims may not be able to return to work for significant periods of time. Any person that is injured in a construction accident may be able to seek recourse through a bodily injury claim. A civil claim can help with many of the expenses that come with a serious accident. A 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 Construction Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the worker injured in this White Plains construction accident. It is our sincere hope that he will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to OSHA.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a White Plains construction accident? Our team of construction accident attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have.  We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. 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.