Accidents involving saws and grinders modified with saw blades can cause serious injuries to construction workers. Injuries range from lacerations, amputations and even death.
The New York Labor Law and Industrial Code contain several provisions applicable to table saws and handheld saws/grinders that, if violated, will provide a basis for a claim by an injured worker. For example, every portable and table saw (including a grinder with an attached saw blade) must be equipped with a guard to prevent contact with the saw blade.
A worker who is injured due to an unguarded saw can file a lawsuit to obtain fair compensation for his or her injuries due to the lack of a properly guarded saw as required by New York law.
If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call Gorayeb & Associates at 646-846-9432 for a free consultation.