New York Tunnel Accident Lawyers

Representing Injured Tunnel Workers Throughout the State

In November 2011, New York construction worker Michael O'Brien was working 140 feet below Park Avenue on Long Island when a slab of concrete fell from the ceiling of the tunnel, striking him on the head and killing him.

Block O'Toole & Murphy is a premier personal injury law firm with an outstanding reputation for successfully representing the victims of tunnel accidents and other construction site injuries. Our New York tunnel accident attorneys have advocated on behalf of numerous union workers, journeymen, day laborers and other injured individuals, recovering more than $1 billion* for our clients.

Failure to Comply With Safety Regulations

To prevent serious accidents and injuries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific regulations in place governing the construction of underground tunnels, chambers, shafts and passageways. These regulations address a number of important issues, including:

  • Safety instruction for all employees
  • Access and egress to and from work stations
  • Check-in and check-out procedures for tunnel workers
  • Air monitoring of oxygen levels, hydrogen sulfide and other gases
  • Ventilation and illumination of work sites
  • Fire prevention and control
  • Provisions for cranes and hoists
  • Rescue teams for emergency response

When construction companies, general contractors, construction site supervisors or other responsible parties fail to comply with the appropriate standards in tunnel construction, injured tunnel workers may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.

Contact Our Lawyers for Tunnel Crashes in New York

Were you injured or was a loved one killed in a New York City tunnel accident? If so, do not hesitate to request a FREE case evaluation from the experienced construction site injury attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy today. Call us at 212-736-5300, or contact us online. We will help you understand and explore all your options for pursuing justice and compensation for your injuries.

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*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.