Construction is a field that requires skill, patience and etensive experience. When construction workers in New York are on the job, owners and general contractors who control the worksite are required to follow certain safety rules in order to keep the workers safe, as well as any citizens or other professionals that happen to be on or near the site. If these safety rules are not followed or machines are not maintained as recommended, a construction accident may occur, and the resulting injuries may cause serious medical injury or emotional trauma.
Construction work in a small village in New York was halted after an inspector was injured during a routine inspection of the site. Although the inspector was wearing the proper safety gear, his injuries were substantial enough that he was taken to a Medical Center for treatment.
Construction managers were awaiting the okay from the New York Department of Transportation to resume construction in the area. The inspector was hit in the head by a heavy piece of machinery during his visit. Officials did not specify why the accident occurred as the investigation is still pending. And, the drainage work may not resume until the problem is resolved.
Many construction accidents do not end well for the individuals involved. Although it appears that the inspector will eventually recover, he will still have mounting medical bills and may need to take time off work while he recovers. This may result in lost wages and expenses he can’t cover, and it may be necessary to prove that the construction company was liable for the accident.
Source: Daily Voice, “Inspector injured in Mamaroneck Village construction accident,” August 23, 2013