Before an emergency plan can be created for a construction site, the construction company must determine which emergencies must be planned for. In New Jersey and New York, construction lawyers and state and federal government agencies recommend that construction employers plan for the following types of emergencies:
- An injured construction worker
- A fire or explosion
- A flood
- Loss of electrical power
- A terrorist threat
- A gasoline or other dangerous spill
- A sudden and extreme weather scenario, such as a tornado or severe thunderstorm
Other factors specifically required by OSHA for specific types of construction sites
If your employer did not have an emergency action plan and one was legally required, or if an injury resulted from your employer's failure to comply with its own plan, then you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. Of course, even if such a plan existed and you were hurt due to negligence on the job site you should consult a NY or NJ construction-accident attorney to discuss your rights.
The New Jersey and New York construction accident attorneys of Hofmann & Schweitzer will help you investigate whether your employer had an emergency plan, whether the plan was followed, and whether you are entitled to damages for injuries incurred on a construction site. Call today at 1-800-362-9329 for a free, confidential consultation.