An Excavation Or Demolition Accident May Be Cause For Legal Action
At Lozner & Mastropietro, our Brooklyn, New York, attorneys help victims of demolition accidents and excavation injuries recover full compensation for their losses. From electrical accidents to crane accidents, we handle a wide range of construction and demolition cases.
New York State Labor Law Section 241 provides special legal protection for workers involved in construction, electrical, excavation and demolition projects. Contractors, owners, project managers, and their agents are held responsible for your injuries if they have failed to provide adequate protection and safety to protect you against the risks of performing your job. In these cases, you may be entitled to damages in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
To speak with one of our experienced lawyers regarding your excavation, demolition or other construction accident, please contact our law office to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Fatality Rates Are High In Excavation Work
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the excavation fatality rate is 112 percent higher than the rate for general construction. The consequences of improper trenching and excavation can include being buried alive by a cave-in, asphyxiation from lack of oxygen and drowning. Accidents can also occur from ruptures to undetected underground utilities.
Cranes used to lift heavy materials during construction and to support wrecking balls during demolition are extremely dangerous. If not properly operated, maintained and inspected, they can result in serious injuries or death to both construction workers and innocent bystanders.
OSHA estimates that there are nearly 350 electrical injuries in construction every year. The consequences of improper electrical contact can include electric shock, electrocution and injuries from fires and explosions. Electrical incidents can be caused by:
- Lack of proper grounding
- Improper use of extension cords
- Improper equipment use
- Contact with power lines
Types Of Construction, Excavation And Demolition Accident Claims
Since 1996, our trial lawyers have handled a wide range of New York City construction and excavation injury claims. Contact us if you have questions about the following types of accidents:
- Demolition accidents caused by debris, sharp projectiles or foreign substances
- Crane accidents
- Accidents caused by unsafe or defective equipment
- Compressed gases accidents
- Flammable material accidents
- Contact with toxins
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
We Are Ready To Represent You
Our Brooklyn lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of construction and work site accidents recover full compensation for their losses. If you have been injured, or your loved one killed in a construction or work site accident or you simply need more information, please call us at 917-920-9431.
Frequently Asked Questions: Construction and Work Site Accidents