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New Jersey Construction Workers: Beware of These Five Elevator Dangers

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

Many New Jersey and New York construction sites require the installation of elevators. The number of floors in a tall office or apartment building makes elevators practical, and the need for smaller buildings to be accessible make elevators necessary. Accordingly, it is important for all New York and New Jersey construction workers to understand the risks of elevator spaces and elevator installations during the construction process, and it is equally important that workers know what to do if they’ve been hurt.

Five Dangers All Construction Workers Should Know

Regardless of your specific job on the construction site, it is important to be aware that serious injuries, or fatalities, may occur when a person:

  1. Gets caught in the elevator doors
  2. Is hit by the elevator
  3. Is in an elevator that malfunctions and has an uncontrolled fall
  4. Suffers an electric shock or electrocution while working on the elevator
  5. Falls into the elevator shaft. This may occur before the elevator doors are installed or if the doors are left open during construction

Most of us take elevator safety for granted. Yet, before the elevator can perform properly, it must be installed—and that process may be dangerous if appropriate safeguards are not in place. Specifically, construction workers may suffer broken bones, brain injury, back or neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, or even death from a construction elevator accident.

Call a New Jersey Construction Attorney if You’ve Been Injured

If you have been hurt, or if you have lost a loved one, then we encourage you to find out more about your rights and possible New Jersey construction accident injury recovery. Please contact an experienced New Jersey construction accident lawyer today via this website or by calling 1-800-362-9329 for more information. We also invite you to read a FREE copy of our informational brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone, to learn more.


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