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Falling Debris Leading Cause of Construction Site Injury


At Belushin Law Firm, P.C., we understand the risks and safety concerns associated with the construction industry. Our experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorney has seen many personal injury cases related to construction has extensive knowledge defending the rights of injured construction workers and bystanders. One of the most common construction accidents our attorney deals with are falling debris accidents.

Common Causes for Falling Debris

New York construction workers and bystanders are especially at risk of being struck by debris falling from elevated heights. Below are the most common examples of how workers get injured by falling debris.

  • Inadequate Barriers – Construction sites are required to construct walls around the perimeter of their work area to prevent injury. As New York is a walking city, construction companies are forced to factor in the constant foot traffic around their building site. Often barricades are insufficiently placed and do not allow a large enough radius to protect bystanders from falling debris such as screws, nails, power tools and various other materials.
  • Improperly Maintained Equipment –Construction site managers are responsible for conducting regular inspections of all machinery, cranes, hooks, ties, and hoists. If these inspections are missed, building materials become old and weak and may break causing debris to fall.
  • Improperly Secured Equipment & Tools – When projects are begun, workers are required to have proper training regarding the work they perform. Part of that training includes OSHA safety training. Tools are one of the most common falling items as workers frequently move around the worksite and forget to properly secure their tools.

Our Brooklyn personal injury attorney Fights For You

If you have recently been injured as a result of falling construction site debris, our personal injury attorney is ready to listen to your case. Our attorney brings over a decade of experience in personal injury law to the table; he has dedicated his practice to helping accident victims get what they need to move forward after suffering a life-altering injury.

Act now, find out how much your case could be worth in a free case evaluation.

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