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Four workers injured in New York while building a school

In a small town near New York City, a few workers were helping to build a new school. However, it now sounds like New York City construction accident attorneys are going to have to get involved because of a serious problem with the support structures. Construction workers were inside the structure when a collapse occurred and fell from a height of at least 10 feet. It is believed that it was a support structure that gave way that resulted in the fall. One worker had to be flown to Westchester Medical Center because it is believed he may have suffered possible bone fractures. The other workers were also taken to the hospital, though it is unclear the extent of their injuries at this time. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is now investigating to try and find out why the construction accident occurred. Falls on construction sites are some of the most serious work injuries, as they often result in back, neck or head injuries. When this happens, the worker could suffer long term problems that he may have to deal with for the rest of their life. For this reason, health concerns should always be put first for any worker who falls at the job, even if it does not seem like a major problem. Once the worker's health is taken care of, the injured party may seek worker's compensation. The insurance company or employer may contest it or the employer may go as far as firing the worker, if it is a long term injury. A personal injury lawsuit may have to be brought in order for a proper recovery. Recovering from a work injury is often a long process for the injured worker and their family. During that challenging time, any assistance that can be sought out is often helpful in aiding the recovery process. Source: Hudson Valley News 12, "OSHA probing Kiryas Joel construction accident that injured 4," April 11, 2013

Two workers injured in fall at New York college construction site

As most construction workers know, working at a construction site often comes with many chances to be hurt. New York City construction accident attorneys would be able to tell our readers that when two workers fall, there is a substantial chance of injury, no matter the height. Unfortunately, two workers learned this recently with a fall from heights that are unknown at this point. The accident occurred at a construction site at Marist College after a wall collapsed. The fall took place inside the structure and, luckily, was not from the roof. The workers were taken out on stretchers to a hospital to be treated. After the workers were taken care of, some debris was removed from the area and workers continued to work after the accident. The extent of the injuries involved was not immediately known. Falls on construction sites should always be taken seriously, even if the fall is not from a significant height. The chance of work injuries being minimized can often happen when workers just "shrug it off" or try to work through the pain. The best course of action is to seek medical attention and make sure everything is okay before continuing to work. If the injuries are serious enough, the worker should always take whatever rest is required to heal. If an employer or the employer's insurance company tries to cause issues for the worker because he requires a recuperation period, a lawsuit can be brought for lost wages, medical expenses or even wrongful termination. Seeking out help after construction accidents is often the smart way to go. No matter how small or significant an accident, taking care of the worker's health should always be the first priority. Source: Poughkeepsie Journal, "2 workers injured after fall at Marist College construction site," March 27, 2013

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