When a construction worker is tasked with welding, burning, cutting or grinding material, proper eye protection is essential to prevent an eye injury. Under New York laws and regulations, the owner and contractor may be liable for injuries sustained due to the lack of proper eye protection.
For example, the regulations specifically require adequate eye protection, depending on the activity, to be provided and worn by all persons who are welding, burning, cutting, chopping, grinding or grinding any material from which particles may fly, or in any other operation that may endanger the eyes.
Failure to provide workers with proper eye protection can result in serious injury and provide a basis for a lawsuit if an injury occurs.
If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call Gorayeb & Associates at 646-846-9432 for a free consultation.