When a person works on a construction site in New York City, there can be a certain amount of risk of injury from defective equipment, disregard of safety and improper handling of tools. Often, an injury received on a worksite can be a serious one, preventing the person from working for an extended period of time. For example a crush injury may require months spent in a hospital and while workers’ compensation will help with some of the care and loss of income, it may not cover everything.
This is likely the scenario facing a 46-year-old construction worker who was flown to a hospital after he was injured on a New York bridge. The details of the accident were not available but he was there as part of a repainting project for the bridge. This is the second accident to happen at the bridge and a safety review will be performed before the project continues.