Construction Accidents in 2013…An Inevitable Effect of Hurricane Sandy


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Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the New Jersey shore. Thousands of residences and businesses will be rebuilt. However, due to the winter season, much of the work will be done in the spring, just in time for the summer. This means that many jobs will be rushed, and safety tends to be sacrificed when rushing a job to meet a deadline. With so many homes and businesses needing construction work, we can surely expect many accidents.

Fall accidents are one of the most common kinds of construction site accidents resulting in injury. Whether from ladders, scaffolds or roofs, fall accidents often lead to broken bones, spinal injuries and even head injuries. Workers not only lose time from work, but often suffer career-ending injuries.

Training and Use of Proper Equipment Can Prevent Construction Site Accidents

Construction is a very dangerous industry and most accidents are 100% preventable. Training employees and using the right equipment are two factors which can reduce the occurrence of construction site accidents. Many workers are not trained properly. To avoid construction fall accident situations, employees must be trained properly on the following:

  • safety procedures,
  • recognizing hazards,
  • proper use of equipment, such as ladders and scaffolds, and
  • proper use of fall protection systems.

If you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, contact our construction site accident lawyers for a free consultation.

Construction & workplace accident results by our lawyers:

  • $101 million – The collapse of a parking garage at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City that injured over 30 construction workers and killed 4 men (largest construction accident settlement in U.S. history).
  • $13 million – The collapse of the Philadelphia Kimmel Center during its construction
  • $13 million – A workplace accident resulting in an above the knee amputation of the plaintiff’s right leg

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