Several Construction Workers Injured At Work Site After Falling Down Elevator Shaft.

Construction sites pose a danger to workers for a variety of reasons. Construction workers not only have to worry about what might fall on their heads, but often times they are asked to work on an extremely elevated surface, meaning that they themselves might do the falling. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert construction site accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation.

While working on a construction site in North Hollywood, California, four construction workers were badly injured when they fell down an elevator shaft. According to reports, the fall was over 30 feet, and the workers ages ranged from 45 to 60 years old. The crews were working on placing metal sheeting into the elevator shaft when the fall occurred. All four men were immediately rushed to the hospital. Three of them are currently in critical condition, while one worker is recovering well. Reports further indicate that the incident is under investigation, as there may have been certain conditions more conducive to a fall than what standard safety practices of construction sites prescribe.

 

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San Francisco Construction Site Accident Forces Evacuation.

Because large construction projects can often occur in areas of high human density, it is crucial that there are safety proper measures in place to ensure that: (1) nothing goes terribly wrong; and (2) if something does go wrong, there are means of protecting the safety of bystanders. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a construction site accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert construction site accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

While crews were working on a construction site on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, California, a gas main break cause a significant leak. Authorities immediately told all onlookers in the vicinity to evacuate, and firefighters went door to door telling people to do the same.  Fortunately, no injuries occurred, but the area was closed for traffic for a long period. The project is now a year behind schedule. Experts say that the workers do not have an adequate layout of the street because it was constructed so long ago.

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New York Law Requires 40 Hours of Training For All Construction Personnel.

In order to combat workplace accidents, the New York City Council passed a bill requiring construction workers to undergo 40 hours of training before they can work on a construction site. Construction worksites are dangerous, and injuries are far too commonplace. In the case of a construction site accident, it may be wise to contact an expert construction site injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

While this bill does not apply to small, low-risk projects (such as interior renovations), some New Yorkers are still concerned that it will delay the already notoriously slow construction process even more. However, proponents of the bill argue that human safety should be prioritized over efficiency, and that construction site accidents can generally be avoided by proper training. The training will focus extensively on fall prevention and alcohol and substance abuse. Reducing the number of accidents via training might also serve to reduce the number of construction site accident lawsuits filed. Only time will tell how effective the training will actually be, or if other states will follow suit with a similar bill.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a construction accident, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Call one of our expert construction site accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates at 617-787-3700, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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