NYC Construction Accident lawyer: 15-foot fall causes head trauma and leg injury
05/02/2011 // New York City, New York, USA // New York City Accident Lawyer // Jonathan C Reiter
New York City – (NYC Construction Accident Lawyer News) A construction worker suffered head trauma and a severe leg injury, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, after he fell from the future site of CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center in Harlem, as reported by Digital Network Associates New York (www.dnainfo.com).
According to NYC Construction Accident Lawyer JC Reiter, the unidentified 40-year-old man fell at the construction site located at 85 St. Nicholas Terrace near 135th Street at approximately 10:30 a.m. Fire officials reported he was rushed to Bellevue hospital, and arrived at 11:13 in serious condition, as stated by New York City Construction Accident Attorney JC Reiter. According to reports received by NYC Construction Accident Lawyer JC Reiter, his right leg was severely injured. The extent of the injuries has yet to be reported.
New York City Construction Accident Attorney JC Reiter reports that the construction worker fell 15 feet, according to the city’s Department of Buildings. While he was wearing a safety harness, it was not attached to a lifeline, which is required by workplace regulations, as stated by NYC Construction Accident Lawyer JC Reiter. The construction site was issued a stop work order immediately after the incident, as reported by the Department.
A CUNY official reported the construction is being handled by Skanska USA Building Inc, as stated by NYC Construction Accident Lawyer JC Reiter. A foreman on the site confirmed that the man who fell was working for Skanska at the time, as reported by NYC Construction Accident Lawyer JC Reiter.
Michael Franco, project director at Skanska USA Building said in a statement, “The safety of our employees – and anyone that visits our job sites – is always our highest priority. Right now, our focus is on the injured worker and his family, but we will continue to work with officials to find out exactly what happened to avoid this type of accident in the future.”
*Leading New York City Construction Accident Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter states if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Located in the Empire State Building, with more than thirty years of experience litigating the multifaceted claims of construction accident victims and their families, contacting NYC Construction Accident Lawyer Jonathan Reiter with regard to your particular personal injury or wrongful death case may help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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