Dangers of Working New York Construction in a Confined Space

Read this Tonight - Before You Work in a Confined Space on a New York Construction Site Tomorrow

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims

Confined spaces are risky, albeit necessary, aspects of construction work. Someone has to go into the tunnels, sewers, ducts, and other small spaces in order to get the job done, and that someone is you. What dangers do you face and what will you do if you are injured? Before you go to work tomorrow, please read this article to find out more about the specific dangers and how to contact a New York construction injury lawyer if you’re hurt.

Dangers of Construction Work in Confined Spaces

Working in a small and confined space may put you at greater risk of:

  • Suffering breathing problems. Toxic chemicals can quickly overwhelm you in a confined space without adequate ventilation. Flammable substances can catch fire leaving you with no escape from the smoke, and oxygen may be depleted making it difficult to breath.
  • Becoming trapped. If an accident occurs and the work space caves in or is otherwise covered, it may be difficult to get out because there may be only one entrance and exit to the space.

What’s worse is that these risks not only exist for you and your coworkers, but also for your rescuers. It may take rescuers longer to get to you because they will need to determine whether it is safe for them to enter the confined space.

What to Do if You are Hurt Working in a Confined Construction Space

If you are injured while working in a restricted construction space, then you have the same rights to recovery as any other New York construction worker who is injured on-the-job. For more information about those rights and to get the help that you may need, please contact an experienced New York City construction accident injury lawyer today at 1-800-362-9329 and please read our FREE pamphlet, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone .