05/01/2012 // New York City, New York, USA // New York City Accident Lawyer // Jonathan C Reiter // (press release)
On Monday, April 16, 2012 a construction worker was injured after being struck and pinned by a slab of concrete, according to information received by Manhattan injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter. The accident occurred in the Upper East Side, at the Second Avenue Subway.
New York City construction accident attorney Jonathan C Reiter states the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has not released the worker’s name. The worker is an excavator for the company contracted to build the station. It was explained that a piece of equipment was moving a slab of concrete when the slab hit the worker and then pinned him. The incident occurred just before 1 pm, notes Manhattan injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter.
Emergency crews rescued the worker after the incident, and he was transported to Cornell Hospital. Manhattan construction accident attorney Reiter indicated that the man was listed in serious but stable condition, with a possible broken bone, as of Monday afternoon.
The Occupational Safety and health Administration is investigating the accident, explains the Manhattan injury attorney; but work at the jobsite will not be shut down through the investigation.
According to MTA reports referenced by New York City construction accident attorney Reiter, there are approximately 2.2 injuries for every 200,000 hours of work in New York City. This incident rate is lower than national labor safety standards.
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