A recent report from NJ.com revealed that a New Jersey construction worker died from injuries sustained in a fire hydrant accident. According to reports, the 52-year-old man suffered serious injuries when a pipe ruptured as he was repairing a hydrant in Watchung, New Jersey.
The deceased construction worker was hit by a blast of highly-pressurized water from a ruptured pipe. The force of the water was so strong that it lifted him off his feet and knocked him unconscious. Police and rescue workers responded to the scene and took him to nearby Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
The exact nature of the man’s injuries was not disclosed, but he died several days later. Reports have not indicated what the cause of the accident was or whether the man was being properly supervised at the time.
Construction work that involve the use of dangerous materials and machines, or a higher likelihood of injury require the proper training for all involved. If a construction accident that leads to injuries or death is the result of a third-party or contractor’s dangerous actions or the failure of equipment, victims and their families have the right to seek compensation from those responsible for their injuries and damages.
If you have been injured while on the job and believe your employer or a third party may be at fault, call a New Jersey construction accident victim lawyer at Blume Forte today at (973) 635-5400. The insight you gain from a no-cost consultation can help you make informed choices concerning your options.