Tunneling is an extremely dangerous job. New York unnel workers face many of the same construction accident hazards as miners.
New York, New York (PRWEB) November 22, 2011
A tunnel worker was killed by falling concrete in a Long Island railroad tunnel construction accident in New York, late last week.
“Tunneling is an extremely dangerous job. New York tunnel workers face many of the same hazards as miners,” said New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman, the former head New York construction accident lawyer for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and a lecturer on construction accident law.
Michael O’Brien was working on a new LIRR station being built under Grand Central Terminal in New York. The construction accident occurred deep under Park Ave. reported the New York Daily News (11/18). According to the New York Daily News, a LIRR employee said a portion of the roof caved in.
O’Brien had to be rushed through a network of tunnels to a waiting ambulance after the New York construction accident. He died in Bellevue Hospital, said the New York tabloid.
More than two dozen tunnel workers have died in New York City construction accidents over the years, said the WSJ (11/18).
According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), tunnel workers must take specific safety precautions and undergo extensive training in order to prevent New York construction accident injuries and fatalities. Potential dangers to underground construction workers include: reduced light conditions, difficult or limited access and egress, potential for exposure to air contaminants, floods, explosion hazards and fire hazards.
Perecman, a New York construction accident lawyer with over 30 years of experience handling construction accident matters, and his team of New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have recovered millions of dollars for clients injured in construction accidents.
For more information about New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm please visit http://www.perecman.com
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including scaffolding accidents and ladder falls. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more
recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction
accident, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident, and a
$40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."