More often than not, when an employee is injured while on the job, the follow-up investigation will discover that the accident could have easily been prevented had employers followed proper safety measures.
The city Buildings Department found safety violations in an accident where a worker was injured at a construction site at Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze.
As a result, the city Buildings Department has issued a full stop-work order for a construction project at the hospital at 475 Seaview Ave. in Ocean Breeze.
The 40-year-old construction worker was critically injured on the morning of Wednesday, April 20. He was struck in the head with an excavator, according to Buildings records.
Buildings inspected the construction site on April 20 and determined the excavator was operated in an unsafe manner and that the worker was hit by the machine in an area where there was no required safety zone.
The stop-work order was issued that same day and remains in effect on Tuesday, nearly two weeks later.
The contractor needs to safeguard the site and have a Buildings inspector review the site conditions prior to the stop-work order being lifted, a spokesman for Buildings said.
Sometimes it just amazes us that and more and more hard-working individuals aren't more frequently injured.
Employers continually fail to properly protect their employees, and when an accident does occur, we at Loney & Schueller will be there to help fight for your rights.
If you've been injured while on the job, call Eric, Randy, and Sarah. We'll sit down with you, go over your claim, and together, we can find the proper routes to ensure you get your full and rightful compensation.
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