Scaffold Collapses in NYC after Being Hit by Truck


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Two weeks ago, a scaffold in mid-town NYC collapsed after being struck by a delivery truck. On June 12, 2012, a scaffold set up on West 38th Street collapsed after a delivery truck backed into it. Fortunately no one was injured. However, in these kinds of scaffold accidents, it is rare that there are no injuries.

Scaffolds are used for different kinds of work. From major construction to light maintenance of building facades, scaffolds are set up every day in this country. In major cities like New York or Philadelphia, scaffold accidents or collapse situations often result in injuries to innocent bystanders or people walking underneath or near scaffolds.

workers on a scaffold without fall protectionIn many cases of scaffold collapses or accidents, workers and people below are injured because of the failure to use safety mechanisms such as toe boards, mesh or screens.

Scaffold accidents often result in severe injuries, and victims of such accidents can obtain financial recovery for their injuries. Workers as well as innocent bystanders can recover against contractors such as scaffold companies or product manufacturers.

It is crucial to have a scaffold accident case evaluated as soon as possible to assess liability and preserve the injured victim’s rights.

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If you’ve been injured in a scaffold accident and would like to discuss your case with one of our Pennsylvania and New Jersey scaffold accident lawyers, call Click To Call. Our lawyers have handled many scaffold accident cases and achieved great results for our clients.

Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.

Our scaffold accident attorneys serve injured workers in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. Our lawyers can obtain special admission in other states on a case by case basis.

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Published: June 28, 2012