A construction worker was killed at the site of a residential construction project in North Bergen, New Jersey on 12/3/11. According to The Record, the accident occurred when a cable snapped and struck the man in the back of the head. The victim was sitting in the driver’s seat of a truck as a cable pulled a large trash container onto the vehicle. The cable snapped and broke through the back windshield, striking the victim’s head with substantial force. He died at the scene as the result of head trauma. An investigation of the NJ construction accident is ongoing.
The worker was employed by Champion Construction and Demolition of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, which was a subcontractor for trash removal services at the construction project.
It is possible for multiple contractors and/or subcontractors to be performing services at construction sites. The variety and number of such workers may cause safety issues. In addition, negligent or careless acts or omissions on the part of workers, and/or product and equipment failures may all contribute to creating a hazardous work environment, and cause injuries.
If you have suffered injury or have lost a loved one in a construction accident as the result of a contractor or subcontractor’s negligence, or, product/equipment failures you have legal rights which permit you to pursue appropriate claims surrounding those issues.
At Blume Forte, our knowledgeable New Jersey construction accident lawyers have decades of experience handling work injury related claims against negligent contractors, subcontractors, and other third parties; and we are committed to protecting the rights of our clients. For a no-cost consultation, call us at (973) 635-5400.