N.Y. Times Square construction worker escapes death from falling debris

Manhattan construction site workers injured from falling debris in Times Square. One worker buried in debris taken to Bellevue hospital in critical condition.

December 12, 2008, New York, NY (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Authority in construction injury news, JusticeNewsFlash.com (JNF), a web site visibility medium providing ground breaking news on construction accidents, reports a New York construction worker narrowly escaped death early Thursday morning. The construction laborer was partially buried by scaffolding and concrete that tumbled from a 35-story Times Square building. Three other workers suffered minor injuries at the construction site located at 42nd St. and Eighth Ave. The injured men were working in an underground excavation pit for a new subway station entrance at 11 Times Square, when the debris came raining down at about 4:20 a.m. Paramedics from emergency medical service (EMS) were sent to the scene to treat the injured victims. The unidentified worker, who suffered the worst injuries was buried from the waist down inside the 25-foot deep pit. He was pulled from the hole about 15 minutes later and taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition.

JNF construction accident correspondents and New York construction injury lawyers say when a construction worker falls or is injured by debris the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. New guidelines were recently released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)www.osha.gov a division of the United States Department of Labor (DOL) www.dol.gov. The Outreach training program was developed to reduce construction accident falls and injuries. The Outreach Training Program offers 10 and 30 hour courses for workers in construction teaching general industry safety standards and guidelines to recognize hazards and prevent injuries. Workers can visit http://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/ a free website to view the courses offered.

JusticeNewsFlash.com reporters and New York construction accident injury lawyers encourage construction companies to focus on safety and health training for both workers and employers to lessen hazards and injuries. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a construction accident you may want to consult an attorney who specializes in construction accidents, involving injuries from falling, debris, and faulty equipment.

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