Outdoor stages can be dangerous. Structurally, they must be light enough to be transported and quickly set up, yet strong enough to support the weight of thousands and thousands of pounds of equipment.
New York, New York (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
A scaffold-like structure collapsed at an outdoor stage where Radiohead was set to play in Toronto. Scott Johnson, a 33-year old drum technician for the band was killed in the accident, reported CNN.com.
According to CNN, the metal scaffolding in the accident fell from approximately 50 feet overhead. Johnson was crushed when the scaffolding fell.
"Outdoor stages can be dangerous. Structurally, they must be light enough to be transported and quickly set up, yet strong enough to support the weight of thousands and thousands of pounds of equipment," said New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s personal injury law firms. “It’s a real engineering challenge.”
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, employers must maintain temporary structures as per the requirements of a state’s laws and ensure the structures do not compromise the safety of employees.
“In New York, employers must follow New York building and maintenance regulations regarding temporary structures to avoid possible personal injury accidents and workplace lawsuits in New York,” personal injury lawyer Perecman said.
Personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm have been representing victims of work related injuries, as well as victims of many other kinds of personal injury accidents in New York for over 30 years.
The expert New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm have helped many people obtain compensation following New York personal injury accidents. Contact the New York personal injury 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 personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, auto accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York 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
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."