A New York construction worker lost seven fingers and part of another finger in a job site accident, according to an Associated Press report. The article states that the 53-year-old man was working on a machine when it slammed shut before he could remove his hands. The worker lost all of his fingers except his two thumbs and a portion of his right pinkie. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the incident.
Construction site accidents are not uncommon as workplace negligence and unsafe conditions can often lead to injuries. Lack of proper training, inadequate supervision, failure to follow safety codes and standards, insufficient safety gear, poorly maintained/unsafe tools and machinery, and generally, a failure to maintain a safe work environment can lead to accidents causing severe and catastrophic injuries.
If you or a loved one were injured in a construction or machine accident, you are entitled to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits through your employer. A worker and his family may also be able to file third-party claims against individuals or entities including sub-contractors, and, manufacturers and distributors of a defective product or machine.
If you have been injured on the job, contact the experienced and skilled New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Blume Forte for a no-cost consultation and comprehensive evaluation of your potential claim. Call us at 973-635-5400.