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The same laws that require project owners and their contractors to provide protection to workers to prevent falls from heights also require adequate safety measures to be taken to prevent injuries caused by falling objects when materials are being hoisted or lowered or need to be secured in place.
Typically these accidents occur when:
- A crane collapses
- A load breaks loose from a lift
- A cable breaks
- Building material stored on upper floors or roof areas are not properly secured
- Overloaded cranes, hoist or lifts
- Improper rigging
The falling object can be any form of building material used in construction, building demolition or repair of a building or man-made structure such as a bridge, tower, dam, transmission lines, utility poles or large machinery.
The New York falling objects injury lawyers at Powers & Santola, LLP., have handled all types of construction accidents obtaining millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured workers. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed by a falling object on a New York job site, contact our upstate law office for a free consultation.
Syracuse lawyer Daniel Santola, one of the founding members of the firm, has been actively writing articles, book chapters and giving lectures to other practicing lawyers on construction accident law for more than 25 years. He has authored the text book on New York construction accident law, which covers all aspects of the law and how to prepare these cases for trial. He has consistently been recognized by his peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” If other lawyers seek his advice, why shouldn’t you?
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Regardless of the type of job you have on a construction site, whether you are a member of a union, whether you live in New York State or come from another state or a foreign country to work in New York, you are protected by these laws. Contact our New York law firm for a free consultation with one of our Albany attorneys. There are no commitments only free answers to your questions.