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 firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!