A 40-year-old worker died from his injuries after falling 30 feet from a roof of a building under construction in East Brunswick. The Asbury Park Press reported that the man sustained a head injury and had stopped breathing around 1:10 p.m. on January 10 when police arrived at the scene of the New Jersey construction accident. The man received CPR from emergency personnel and was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The construction site fall accident was being investigated by East Brunswick police detectives as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
In acknowledging that falls are one of the main causes of workplace fatality, the U.S. Department of Labor reports that eight percent of all work-related deaths from trauma involve fall accidents. In order to help lower the chances that a worker will suffer serious injury or death while working at great heights, fall protection is required when a worker is at a height of six feet or more above ground or other stable base.
Those who work in the construction industry are generally exposed to more potentially dangerous working conditions than most other employees in less physically demanding fields.
Injured construction workers and family members of those killed on-the-job due to another person’s negligence, or because of a defective product, have legal rights and may be able to hold negligent parties legally responsible. The New Jersey construction accident attorneys at Blume Forte have years of experience ensuring that meritorious claims for injured construction workers and their families are properly investigated and that any responsible parties be held accountable for any harm caused. Contact our firm at 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.