Too often, construction workers continue to be involved in serious, life-changing New York construction accidents.
New York, New York (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
A construction worker was electrocuted while lowering a light tower at a construction site in eastern New York, according to The Wall Street Journal (5/25/2012). He died when the top of the powered light cart he was operating touched a power line.
According to the WSJ, police speculated that Daniel Tobin, 47, was killed instantly in the New York construction accident.
Tobin was working for DelSignore Blacktop and Paving of Troy at a roundabout construction project in East Greenbush, New York when the construction accident occurred.
All around New York, construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand, contact with electricity is a significant cause of construction accident injuries and deaths.
According to The Center for Construction Research and Training, electrocutions are the fourth leading cause of death among U.S. construction workers. The Center estimates that 143 construction workers die annually from contact with electricity on a construction site.
Construction workers are among the leading occupational groups affected by deadly and disabling contacts with electrical current, said the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
New York construction accident lawyers understand that training for both supervisors and workers is necessary to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards such as overhead power lines.
“Contractors, construction companies and others involved with construction projects must ensure that the proper safety procedures and precautions are in place to prevent New York construction accident injuries and deaths. Too often, construction workers continue to be involved in serious, life-changing New York construction accidents,” 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, said.
In New York, construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured construction workers and/or their families. Contact an experienced New York construction accident lawyer 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, civil rights violation, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled hundreds of New York construction accident cases. 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
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."