How Common Are Construction Trench Accident Fatalities?

Cave-ins and other trenching accidents take the lives of construction workers each year in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 271 people lost their lives in trenching accidents from 2000 – 2006. In the period immediately prior to that from 1992 – 2000, 488 people died in trenching accidents in the United States.

These statistics are important and give us an idea of just how dangerous trenching work can be for construction workers. However, each New York accident attorney at Hofmann & Schweitzer understands that for each person who died in a trenching accident died too soon, and many left behind grieving families.

If you have lost a child, a spouse, or a parent in a New Jersey or New York trenching accident, then we encourage you to contact our New Jersey and New York construction accident lawyers for more information about your case. We can be reached at 1-800-362-9329 or via our online contact form for a free consultation.
Timothy F. Schweitzer
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Tim Schweitzer is a personal injury lawyer specializing in maritime, construction and railroad injury claims.