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New York "Scaffold Law" the employer is always at fault for an injury on the worksite, even in cases of gross negligence on behalf of the injured. So if a construction worker is drunk and falls, his or her employer is liable.
Construction workers work in risky conditions while on the job daily. Safety is often not stressed enough, especially while working on a scaffold / lladder. The construction industry is one where a lack of safety has resulted in serious, life-threatening injuries.
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Recent News: Company fined over fatal wall collapseTommy Huang, has settled with OSHA over an accident at an Elmhurst construction site that killed one worker and injured three others, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Labor said. Another Flushing company, Vera Construction, also reached an informal settlement with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on paying fines levied after the accident, Labor spokesman John Chavez said.
The third Flushing company, Sing Da Corp., has filed a notice of contest and its case is in litigation before OSHA, he said. Neither Vera nor Sing Da is tied to Huang. Huang, convicted of a felony in 1999 felony for ignoring asbestos contamination in the RKO Keith’s Theatre in Flushing and pouring hundreds of gallons of fuel oil into its basement, is the owner of the construction site for a five-story building at 84-18 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst, where the accident occurred.
Hedilberto Sanchez, a 27-year-old father, was standing on a scaffolding while pouring concrete into a 65-foot cinder block wall at Huang’s site in January with a 38-year-old co-worker when the wall collapsed. Sanchez went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead on arrival at Elmhurst Hospital. The 38-year-old co-worker and two workers, ages 39 and 38, who were standing on the wall were injured in the accident.