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What Occurred in Boston Isn’t Likely to Occur on a NJ Construction Site

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

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2/27/2013
Paul Hofmann
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What recently happened in a Boston construction accident is not likely to happen on a New Jersey construction site, a New York construction site, or any other construction site ever again. Earlier this month, a Boston construction worker fell from scaffolding outside an apartment building that was under construction on Commonwealth Avenue. When the worker fell, he became entangled in the plastic sheeting that was protecting the exposed building from the elements. The plastic sheeting ended up forming a bubble around him and cushioning his fall. He survived the 30-foot construction fall with non-life threatening injuries.

Plastic Sheeting Was Never Intended to Protect Him

While this construction worker was fortunate, the plastic sheeting was never meant to be a safety precaution for falling workers. Instead, it was a fortunate accident and not one that construction workers in New Jersey, New York, or even Boston should ever count on happening again. More traditional safety precautions such as harnesses, railings, and protective gear are better equipped to prevent serious accidents.

Call a New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyer if You’re Hurt

If you have been hurt in a fall (with or without the benefit of an accidental safety net such as plastic sheeting), then it is important to contact an experienced New Jersey construction lawyer as soon as possible. You can reach our New Jersey construction attorneys via this website or at 1-800-362-9329. You can also read our FREE informational brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone, on our website.

 



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