New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Credits Safety Harnesses For Saving Scaffold Collapse Construction Workers

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New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on a Lenox Hill scaffold collapse that was survived by three construction workers thanks to their safety harnesses. The New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of construction accident cases over the past 30 years.

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Construction fall prevention saves lives. One of the most important precautions an individual can take when working at elevated heights is to properly wear a safety harness. As it appears, a tragedy was easily prevented.

Three construction workers were rescued after their scaffolding suddenly collapsed 17 floors above city sidewalk, according to the New York Daily News (4/13/2012).

"The window washers' safety harnesses likely saved their lives in the New York construction accident," said David Perecman, a construction accident lawyer in New York for over 30 years.

After the scaffold collapsed outside the Manhattan House in Lenox Hill, the New York workers were left hanging on a 75-degree angle, said the tabloid. As the construction workers held on, both firefighters and the police came to their rescue.

In the New York Daily News, a FDNY representative said the workers survived because they were all wearing their safety harnesses.

“Construction fall prevention saves lives. One of the most important precautions an individual can take when working at elevated heights is to properly wear a safety harness,” 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. “As it appears, a tragedy was easily prevented.”

Construction accident lawyers at New York's The Perecman Firm understand that construction is a dangerous occupation and New York law provides special protection for workers who work at elevated heights because of the risk involved. Employers are required to provide workers with OSHA approved safety equipment, such as harnesses, when the workers work at elevated heights.

According to the NYDN, officials from the New York Buildings Department are investigating whether a scaffold cable slipped from a motor mount on the roof.

David Perecman and his team of New York scaffold accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have recovered millions of dollars for clients injured in construction accidents in New York.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a New York construction accident or scaffold 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 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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