By: Brandon Stein
If you or someone you know was injured in a construction accident, contact our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys today.
We certainly do not need to recount the tragic events of 9/11, nor do we need to relive the devastation that the World Trade Center endured. Moving forward, a new World Trade building is being constructed, and naturally, issues have arisen during the course of this project. With any construction project, accidents are inevitable, but for massive projects such as the World Trade, incidents seem to occur more frequently.
This past Wednesday, a fire erupted at the World Trade construction site. According to reports, the New York Fire Department responded to the scene after being notified that a storage container at the site had become engulfed with flames. At this juncture, it remains unclear as to the cause of the blaze, but at the very least, no injuries have been reported as of yet. There is no question that this site commonly referred to as “ground zero” has endured significant hardship, but as 2012 comes to a close, the number of construction site accidents have been overwhelming.
As a Fort Myers construction lawyer that sues companies for construction site accidents, I am rarely surprised when I hear about incidents similar to that detailed above. Because when it comes down to it, construction zones pose extremely dangerous conditions for its workers. However, the number of construction accidents occurring at the World Trade Center construction site this year are mind-boggling.
Beginning on February 16, a crane accident occurred resulting in the free-fall of a steel beam dropping 40 stories onto a flatbed truck — resulting in no injuries. A few months later on June 2, the 89th floor of the new World Trade tower caught fire, but luckily no injuries were reported. Later that same month, a construction worker fell onto a piece of metal that pierced his side, which resulted in a leg injury. In July, another worker had been injured after a large steel beam rolled over onto his leg, which required hospital treatment. Then in August, a construction worker suffered a trip and fall that required treatment for minor injuries. Lastly, one month before the fire that occurred this past Wednesday, a worker had been struck by a piece of overhead pipe that became dislodged — causing a minor head wound.
Being a Naples personal injury lawyer that helps those hurt in construction accidents, not one incident occurring at the World Trade construction site this past year is shocking to me. Whether the construction company does everything completely correct in managing the site, or is negligent in some fashion, a North Miami Beach construction lawyer has most likely helped a client involved in the same or similar accident. These construction accidents occurring this past year are not abnormal, but the larger the site, the larger the possibility of an incident occurring.
Injured? Contact our Cape Coral personal injury attorneys today.