Construction workers often utilize many types of equipment to get the job done. In some cases, they may use scaffolding to work at height on the exterior of buildings or other structures. Unfortunately, scaffolding accidents are not uncommon, and when they occur, serious injuries typically follow.
It was recently reported that four construction workers in New York were injured in such an event. Apparently, the crew was performing construction-related activities at a tower when a scaffolding gave way. The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. When the scaffolding collapsed, two of the workers fell from the 18th floor to the floor below. It was unclear what happened with the other two workers who were injured or how many other workers may have been on-site at the time.
All four workers were transported from the scene to area hospitals. At least one of the individuals was seriously injured, but it was noted that the person is expected to survive the incident. Details on the exact injuries the workers suffered were not given in the report. Additional information may become available at a later time as investigations will likely look into the event.
Suffering injuries in scaffolding accidents can be frightening and cause major setbacks in workers’ lives. It may be important for these New York construction crew members to look into their options of obtaining workers’ compensation for the hardships they suffer as a result of this on-the-job incident. Gaining information on how to apply and what benefits they could receive may be useful to them.