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Preventing Tappan Zee Bridge Construction and Maritime Accidents

In July 2013, a bride-to-be and a best man were killed when a speed boat hit a barge that was being used for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. In September 2013, a barge reportedly became loose and drifted nearly a mile before being secured by authorities. As this large New York construction project continues on and around the Hudson River, the safety of New York construction workers, boaters and others must remain a priority.

The Tappan Zee Bridge Construction and Related Safety Risks Will Continue

According to The Journal News, there are more than four dozen construction vessels in the water at any given time. Over the next few years there is expected to be a lot of movement, a lot of work, and a lot of people in the area. In order to avoid accidents:

  • Those in charge of construction will have to meet all applicable safety standards.
  • The Coast Guard will have the authority to close down access to parts of the Hudson River.
  • Boaters must be alert, sober and aware of current conditions.

Unfortunately, accidents may still happen.

Call a New York Construction Lawyer If You Are Hurt in Tappan Zee Bridge Construction

If you are a boater or a construction worker who has been hurt by the ongoing work on the Tappan Zee Bridge project then we encourage you to contact us today at 800-362-9329 to find out more about your rights and possible recovery. Our experienced New York construction lawyers also encourage you to read a FREE copy of our informational brochure, "Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone."

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