Far too many employees on construction sites are seriously injured or killed every year in preventable workplace accidents. According to the most recent data from the U.S Department of Labor, nearly 5,000 fatal work injuries were recorded in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available.
When landowners or construction site managers are negligent and fail to address work site safety issues, they jeopardize the health and safety of their employees.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducts work site safety inspections and holds employers accountable to take the necessary steps to identify and fix recognized safety hazards on their work sites. OSHA imposes strict regulations on every aspect of workplace safety. According to OSHA, their most frequently cited violations on worksites include:
- Fall Protection
- Scaffolding & Ladders
- Electrical General Requirements
- Machine Guarding
- Hazard Communication
- And more
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death due to a construction accident caused by negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation. Contact the experienced New York and New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers at Fellows Hymowitz Rice to learn how we may be able to help protect your rights.
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Call us today at 845-639-9300 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call, one of our compassionate, dedicated attorneys will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you. We will help you find answers and fight hard to secure the best possible outcome in your Construction Accident Claim.
At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and you owe us nothing unless we recover for you. Call us today to learn how we may be able to help.
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