Excavation and Demolition Accidents
Representing Long Island and New York City Excavation and Demolition Workers
Excavation and demolition workers are exposed to additional risks on job sites such as hidden structural damage, building code violations, toxic materials and unmarked utility lines. Structural and trench collapses also cause numerous construction worker injuries and deaths.
While collapses and cave-ins of ditches/trenches are the most common source of excavation accidents, Injuries during excavations can also be caused by issues such as:
- Falling objects
- Contact with underground electrical and utility lines
- Accidents with heavy equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, drills and backhoes
- Nearby construction traffic zones
- Falls into unguarded or unmarked trenches or floor openings
There are many similarities between excavation and demolition work. In addition to the accidents listed above for excavations, demolition accidents may include:
- Structural collapse caused by improperly secured walls or load-bearing structures
- Exposure to chemicals or toxins
- Fire or explosion caused by contact with flammable materials
Injuries from these types of accidents can be catastrophic or fatal. A fall can result in a brain injury, neck or back injury, spinal cord injury, or broken bones. Heavy equipment accidents and structural collapses may cause injuries such as amputations, entrapment, suffocation, and crush injuries. Contact with power or natural gas lines can cause burns, electric shock or death by electrocution.
Let us Help You Get to a Better Place
RGLZ Personal Injury Law has helped thousands of injured construction workers and their families recover compensation after an accident since our founding in 1968. We understand the dangers of construction work and the serious nature of the resulting injuries. Our goal is to obtain additional compensation from negligent third parties so you can pay your medical expenses, monthly bills, and replace lost income. To schedule a free consultation with a Long Island or New York City excavation accident injury lawyer, give us a ring at 866-639-5567 or contact us online. We’ll help you get to a better place.