Fortunately, MTA workers had prohibited people from entering the intersection before the blast. This is a routine precaution which can and does save lives.
New York, New York (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
Construction workers were blasting through rock to create an escalator for the Second Avenue subway when an underground explosion went amiss. The dynamite blast sent concrete and bedrock flying as high as eight stories, reported The Wall Street Journal (8/22/2012). New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm were relieved to hear no one got hurt in the construction accident.
“Fortunately, MTA workers had prohibited people from entering the intersection before the blast. This is a routine precaution which can and does save lives,” said David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm.
The debris went flying after two 1,800-pound steel plates failed to withstand the impact of the controlled blast, reported the Wall Street Journal.
“Sometimes workers and supervisors fail to anticipate the force of a blast or there is a different human error. Safety protocols must ensure adequate precautions are taken to protect the safety of employees and pedestrians in New York,” construction accident lawyer David Perecman said.
An expansion of the no-walk zone for pedestrians is an initiative appreciated by construction accident lawyers at The Perecman firm.
The expert New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have helped many people obtain compensation following construction accidents in New York, including construction workers, pedestrians, and others. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
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 and crane 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) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.
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."