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New York State Labor law was enacted to protect construction workers. Labor Law 240(1) states that general contractors and property owners shall furnish construction equipment such as scaffolds, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons, ropes, and other devices to provide “proper protection” to a worker on a construction site.

If you had a work accident in the excavation, renovation, demolition, or construction business, contact the experienced construction site accident lawyers at F&A to see if you are entitled to a substantial monetary award. Contact us at (212) 222-1111 or dial # 919 from any NYC cell phone to be connected with an attorney.

The building boom in New York City including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens has unfortunately come at a price. That price is the safety of the construction laborers who are working hard day in and day out to erect these new developments.

One type of construction accident is a partial or total building collapse. This type of accident is especially common when renovations are underway on an older building where a wall may collapse on a worker.

Causes of a Building Collapse

In order to be successful at trial, a lawyer must be able to prove that defendant landlord and or contractor was negligent in causing the building collapse or that they violated a Labor Law statute. To identify what caused the building collapse, the F&A injury law firm hires top construction safety engineering experts.

Common Causes of Building Collapses include:

  • lack of safety training and supervision
  • failing to take the proper safety measures
  • failing to use the proper construction & safety equipment for the job performed
  • Excessive weight placed on the roof of an old building such as heavy construction equipment can cause the building to collapse unless it has proper structural support
  • Poor Design – if the construction project has faulty structural design, a building collapse may occur
  • Foundations may fail which would in turn cause the building’s walls to shift leading to a collapse

In addition to the Labor Law, there are certain statutes, rules, regulations, and codes that govern how to safely perform construction, excavation, renovation, and demolition work. One example is the New York City Construction Code at Chapter 33 which deals with safeguards that must be followed when engaging in demolition or construction work. See http://www2.iccsafe.org/states/newyorkcity/building/pdfs/chapter%2033_safeguards%20during%20construction%20or%20demolition.pdf

If you or a loved one work in the construction, demolition, renovation, or excavation trades and suffered an accident at work due to a building collapse, contact the construction site accident lawyers at the F&A Injury Law Firm. We specialize in building collapse cases and will work with top medical, economic, and safety experts to present the strongest liability and damages cases at trial.

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