New York Construction Accident Lawyer David Perecman Weighs in on Construction Worker Rescued from Eight-Foot Hole

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New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm comments on the worker rescued from a 3-foot-wide, eight-foot-deep hole at a New York City construction site

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It is beneficial for both employee safety, as well as the bottom line of the business, to adhere to any and all OHSA regulations.

New York construction accident lawyer encourages building and construction industry professionals to learn from past accidents in order to prevent similar ones from happening. In a recent accident reported by NBC News (8.27.13), a construction worker was trapped in a narrow, eight-foot-deep hole at a New York City construction site.

“Every construction accident can be learned from and those accidents that can be prevented, should be prevented,” said David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm.    

The 33-year-old worker was up to his chest in the 3-foot-wide hole behind a two-story building in Brooklyn. He was hospitalized in serious, but stable, condition after being rescued, NBC News said.

Construction accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm understand that a construction accident like this does not happen often, but the situation is far from unheard of. To prevent an accident like this from reoccurring, employers of construction workers performing similar jobs must provide protection at an excavation site, safeguard persons or property, and provide proper fencing at the job site.

“Employers have a responsibility to do what they can to help prevent accidents,” said Perecman. “When an accident like this occurs, workers are often entitled to compensation for their injuries.”

“It is beneficial for both employee safety, as well as the bottom line of the business, to adhere to any and all OHSA regulations,” the New York personal injury lawyer added.

For more than 30 years, the construction accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have aggressively helped injured workers and-or their families obtain compensation following construction accidents in New York. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.

The NBC News story cited is “FDNY Rescues Worker Trapped Chest-Deep in Brooklyn Hole.”

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, personal injury, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York construction accident cases, including building and wall collapse 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 and 2012-2013.

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

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