Luck was definitely with Davis. The fall accident was not fatal and the acid was diluted. He was most fortunate to have heroic colleagues.
(PRWEB) May 16, 2012
Co-workers rescued a New Jersey roofer from a container of nitric acid, reported the New York Daily News (5/8/2012). The roofer, Martin Davis, was working on the roof of a pipe and tube manufacturer when it gave way. He plunged 40 feet through the partly collapsed roof and into the vat.
“His co-workers may likely have prevented a bad situation from turning deadly. They’re to be commended,” said New York construction accident lawyer Perecman, the former head New York construction accident lawyer for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and a lecturer on construction accident law.
The vat contained a 40 to 70 percent nitric acid solution used for cleaning metal tubing, said the New York Daily News. Davis was fully submerged in the solution, and could not get himself out.
New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. They're also a leading-cause of work-related deaths among construction workers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 646 workers, not all in construction, died from fall-related injuries in 2010, the most recent year data are available. Approximately 38% of the work-related fatal falls were from ladders or roofs.
Most workplace fatalities in 2010 occurred in the construction and transportation and warehousing industry sectors, according to the BLS. Construction had the highest number of fatal work injuries.
“Luck was definitely with Davis. The fall accident was not fatal and the acid was diluted. He was most fortunate to have heroic colleagues,” said New York construction accident lawyer Perecman.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a New York construction accident and/or fall related accident, please contact the New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm at 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 New York construction accident cases including roof and ladder fall accidents and scaffold accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements 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 prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
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 (Index 112370/03), a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04), and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
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