Struck by Falling Objects on Construction Site
Construction sites are dangerous. They are sometimes in the middle of cities, surrounded by pedestrians handling their daily business. Simple mistakes, such as dropping a hammer from a tall height, can cause injuries to construction workers and pedestrians. This is why being struck by falling objects is a major construction site concern.
Several things can lead to falling objects on a construction site. There are some common scenarios usually involving falling objects.
Lack of barricades or improper barricades increase the chances of pedestrians being hurt. Non-construction workers often casually walk by construction sites during their daily activities. These people are at risk if there are not clear boundaries on which areas to avoid.
Some people are struck by falling objects because they unintentionally wander into construction areas. Not all construction sites are obvious. It might be a smaller site, with only a few workers and not a lot of equipment. In cases such as these, a pedestrian might not realize there is a danger of falling objects. A construction worker might also wander into an area that they think is safe, but is not.
On a construction site, falling objects can include debris and equipment. Debris often falls when cords, hooks or other devices that secure objects fail. When devices that secure objects to hoists, cranes and other objects fail, then accidents can happen.
Tools are a main source of falling-object injuries. Most tools are small, and easily knocked or kicked from heights. They are not secure in one spot because workers move them around. However, workers should take measures to secure tools when working in high areas.
If you are struck by falling objects on a construction site, then you might have the makings of a personal injury case. You will have to prove the site owner or contractor was at-fault for not keeping the site safe. You will also have to prove your injury is the direct result of their negligence.
White Plains construction site accidents attorneys
The law firm of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. specializes in all types of personal injury cases including construction accident claims. Call the personal injury experts at Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. at 914-357-8911/718-619-4215 for a free consultation to discuss your case