Wall and roof collapses in New York can be very real dangers, as accident reports by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) illustrate. In one case, a 34-year-old construction worker was fatally injured when powerful wind gusts caused an unbraced and unshored masonry wall to collapse. In another case, three construction workers were laying cement for the basement floor of a house when the west wall of the home collapsed, killing one worker and injuring the two others.
At Block O'Toole & Murphy, our New York construction site injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled if your wall or roof collapse accident was due to another party's negligence. Young, aggressive and knowledgeable, we will not rest until justice is done on your behalf.
Our premier personal injury firm has obtained more than 300 verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 million dollars. In total, our lawyers have recovered well over $1 billion* for injured clients.
Preventing Masonry Wall Collapses
As OSHA states, "Constructing concrete and masonry walls is especially dangerous because of the tremendous loads that need to be supported." To prevent construction worker injuries from collapsing walls, follow these OSHA recommendations:
- Never place construction loads on a concrete structure until a qualified person confirms that the concrete can support it.
- Shore or brace structures until permanent supporting elements are in place or until the concrete has been tested and proved to be sufficiently strong.
- Only allow essential, actively engaged construction personnel in the work area.
Contact a Wall Collapse Injury Attorney Serving New York
If you or someone you know was injured in a negligence-related accident involving a collapsing roof or wall in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx or elsewhere in New York City, do not hesitate to request a FREE case evaluation from Block O'Toole & Murphy. Call us today at 212-736-5300, or contact us online.
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