Demolition Accident Lawyers
Demolition work can mean that the material and debris when removed becomes unsafe and can expose structural problems in a building that cause walls or ceilings to collapse suddenly. Because of this and other hazards of demolition work, New York law requires that workers be provided with personal protective equipment during any demolition work. When the correct equipment is not provided or is not suitable and an injury occurs, the owner and general contractor may be liable even if they were not the direct employer of the injured worker.
Demolition Laws and Regulations
New York law and regulations require that the demolition of walls and partitions be done in a systematic manner and that walls, chimneys and other parts of any building or structure are not left unprotected in such a condition that the parts will fall, collapse or weaken due to wind or vibration. Demolition accidents can involve falls from ladders or scaffolds that workers are using to do the demolition work. A lawsuit may be filed against owners and general contractors if a worker is injured due to falling objects, or a fall from a height, because they were not provided with properly secured ladders and scaffolds, or adequate protection from fall hazards or materials.
If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call Gorayeb & Associates at 212-267-9222 for a free consultation.