New York Construction Worker Pinned Under Demo Debris, Hospitalized

08/25/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Plattsburgh, NY — A construction worker is recovering following another serious construction accident to take place in the Plattsburgh region in the last two days. The construction accident took place around 8:30 a.m., on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the old Ames Shopping Plaza, reported WCAX.

According to New York State Police, the unidentified worker was inside a building spraying water to control the dust as a backhoe was tearing down part of the building. The backhoe knocked down debris, which pinned the construction worker beneath it for several minutes.

“Once the employee operating the backhoe realized the other person had been struck, they took a chain and tied it to the backhoe and lifted the debris off of him to provide access to the EMTs to provide him medical attention and to provide him relief,” N.Y. State Police Capt. Brent Gillam said to WCAX.

The construction worker never lost consciousness and remained talking throughout the incident. Responding emergency crews rushed him to an area hospital for treatment of internal injuries and injures to his lower body. Officials do not believe the injuries are life-threatening.

The construction accident is under investigation. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are expected to conduct its own investigation.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for New York construction accident lawyers.

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