Block O'Toole & Murphy Block
O'Toole
& Murphy
Premier NY Personal Injury Lawyers

NJ Construction Accident Injures Three

Falling steel girders apparently injured three construction workers at the former GM site in Linden, New Jersey. Six struts intended to support the deck of the warehouse collapsed. The struts were at the top of a story-story building currently under construction.

The three construction workers were taken to University Hospital in Newark. One of the men sustained a serious head injury, but it was not thought to be life-threatening, according to police.

The incident occurred early in the morning of March 26. By mid-morning, an I-beam girder and several decking struts were still lying on top of construction vehicles and equipment, including a high-reach forklift and a boom lift. Other vehicles are buried under debris that fell when the structure collapsed. Work was immediately stopped pending an investigation of the collapse. Both the city and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were notified.

One report suggested that high winds were responsible for the falling debris, beams and struts.

The property is owned by Duke Realty, which is building a 500,000 square foot warehouse. The project has been underway for about two months. The city has been trying the redevelop the site for many years, but lawsuits from nearby businesses have delayed progress.

Given the increased pace of construction in New York and New Jersey as the economy continues to improve, accidents such as this one may occur more frequently. Owners and contractors must take care to protect their workers from injuries and accidents such as this one.

Source: NJ.com, "3 construction workers injured at former GM plant in Linden," Mar. 26, 2014.

Speak with a Qualified New York Injury Lawyer Today

Fill out our short online contact form for a FREE, immediate case review, or call us locally at 212-736-5300 today. The lawyers in our firm work on a contingency basis, so we do not collect any money unless we win your case.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Firm Awards and Honors

These are some of the publications and organizations that have recognized our firm and individual attorneys for excellence.

Learn More
Block O'Toole & Murphy - Listed in Best Lawyers - Linking Lawyers and Clients Worldwide Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms - U.S. News The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers Super Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Irish Legal 100 Martindale-Hubbell - Peer Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability New York Magazine - Top Verdicts & Settlements New York Law Journal www.naacp.org - NAACP Frances Pope Memorial Foundation - Love. Support. Hope. St. John's University - School of Law St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Call Block O'Toole & Murphy Today For Help - 212-736-5300
CLOSE MENU  X

What can we help you find?