A construction worker in northeastern Pennsylvania was injured after a piece of a forklift fell six stories, hit the ground, and then hit him on the rebound. The Centre Daily Times in Scranton reported that the accident occurred at a University of Scranton construction site on February 23.
Workers in construction incurred the most fatal injuries of any industry in the private sector in 2009, with 818 workers killed. Ten of those construction workers were killed after being struck by an object. About 414 workers among all industries were killed by falling objects or equipment. There are many injury risks for construction workers. These risks include working with heavy equipment lifting, digging, moving construction equipment, and many more. There are power tools, trenches, heavy objects, scaffolding, chemicals, power tools, and many other hazardous objects and situations around them every day.
If you have suffered an injury while working at a construction site in Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia construction accident attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP may be able to help. Our skilled lawyers will investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident, determine if inadequate safety measures and equipment led to your injuries, and work hard to help you and your family receives the damages you deserve. We represent workers who have suffered injury in construction accidents that include malfunctioning machinery accidents (conveyers, forklifts, cranes, tractors, augers, etc.), faulty tools (saws, grinding wheels, sprayers, etc.), defective ladders, and scaffolding accidents, as well as the collapse of floors and walls. Call us today for a free consultation.