Posted On: December 2, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

New York Construction Worker Injured by Falling HVAC Unit

On November 9, a man working outside a New York high-rise building was injured after being struck by an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) unit that fell 15 stories from an apartment building on Park Avenue, reports NJ.com.

In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 349 worker fatalities in which the worker was struck by a falling object or falling equipment. Unfortunately, injuries from falling objects are common accidents in the workplace. Items falling such as overhead boxes, office supplies, or even roofing or other building material in a construction site can strike a worker and lead to severe injuries. Workers who are struck by falling objects often suffer serious concussions, brain injuries, back injuries, paralysis, broken bones, or even death.

If another contractor’s worker did not set up equipment properly, or a subcontractor made an error, then that injured worker could have a third party claim. This is a claim against someone other than the worker’s employer.

If you have suffered injuries in a construction accident in Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia construction accident injuries attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP may be able to help. After a free initial consultation, we can investigate the circumstances surrounding the construction site accident, determine if inadequate safety measures or equipment led to your injury and work hard to help you receive the compensatory damages you deserve. Call the experienced personal injury attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP for a free consultation today.