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Man lift accident leaves construction worker severely hurt



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Carpenter injured when a man lift struck and pinned him

On behalf of Tomkiel & Tomkiel posted in Construction Accidents on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

It can be very dangerous when unsafe conditions arise in relation to a piece of equipment during construction work. Examples of things that can lead to unsafe conditions arising in relation to a piece of equipment include failure by a construction company to keep the equipment in proper working order and failure by a construction company to teach their employees how to operate the equipment in a safe and proper manner. It is incredibly important for construction companies that operate here in New York to not commit such failures, as construction workers can get severely hurt in equipment-related accidents.

Recently, a construction accident involving a piece of equipment occurred in another state.

The accident happened at a power plant in Alaska on Jan. 18. That day, two carpenters who worked for a contractor were doing some construction work regarding garage door trim installation at the plant. One of the carpenters was operating a man lift. The man lift then struck and pinned the other carpenter. The hit worker was critically injured in the accident and was taken to a hospital, where a precautionary surgical procedure was performed on him.

Authorities are currently looking into the accident.

Given the major costs injuries suffered in a construction accident can lead to a worker facing, the issue of what sorts of relief can be sought in relation to a construction accident can be a very important one for a hurt construction worker. Personal injury attorneys can conduct investigations into construction accidents and can help victims pursue appropriate relief.

Source: Anchorage Daily News, “Construction worker critically injured at MEA power plant,” Tegan Hanlon, Jan. 21, 2014

Man lift accident leaves construction worker severely hurt


Matthew Tomkiel is a third-generation attorney. His grandfather and father have represented injured workers since the 1970’s. Matthew has continued the family profession since 2003.

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