A man repairing a forklift in Queens recently died when the equipment crushed him while he was working underneath it. According to the New York Post, the man was working beneath the forklift, which was elevated by some type of support, when the support gave way, crushing him. The accident happened outside the Raw Equipment Corp. in College Point. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the accident.
It appears that the man actually worked next door and was doing repairs as a favor to the forklift owner.
If you work in construction, you know the risks are many. From falling from a roof or ladder to having materials or equipment fall on you as you work below—the potential for a serious accident is always just a mistake away.
It’s the responsibility of your employer to ensure you have the training, equipment and other resources to remain safe while on the job. When employers fail to provide any one of these and an accident results, they could be held accountable for your injuries.
If you’ve ever been hurt on a construction site, you know it can be difficult to get someone to accept responsibility for the negligence that led to your accident. This is when a local personal injury attorney may be able to help.
New York and New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers
Contact the New Jersey and New York construction accident lawyers of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., today for a consultation if you’ve been injured in a construction or workplace accident. Call 1-800-LAW-2000.