In New York City, a series of deadly accidents have exposed many defects including faulty cranes, overly tight schedules and an ineffective inspection process. Last week, a worker fell 40 stories from a building that was under construction.
In 2007, there were 5 deaths related to construction accidents. That was up from 1 death in 2006. The risks are increasing due to the large number of high-rise buildings under construction as well as the public pressure to finish the buildings and get the noise over and done with.
Due to the rise in construction accidents and deaths, a number of safety conferences and task forces have been set up.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident relating to construction, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 262-248-5200 to discuss your case and to schedule an initial consultation.