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Falling Construction Debris Injury

Many of us have become conditioned to construction projects inundating our environment.

Thus, we walk through a myriad of construction sites somewhat oblivious to the hazards existing above us if a construction worker make the slightest of mistakes to allow debris or a tool to fall onto bystanders unsuspecting.

During this unfortunate occurrence, the construction worker or contractor is held responsible for the accident, and is at-fault as restitution to recompense for the falling construction debris injury.

Many of the areas which are hazardous to bystanders are stipulated to be marked off. However, most individuals, on their normal routes, pass signage without notice to and from destinations.

It is crucial, for our own protection, to know the places exactly where a falling construction debris injury can occur, so that we are possibly able to prevent these injuries.

With high rise construction sites, there are a number of factors which can result in hazards when construction workers operate at tremendous heights.

Raw materials, tools, platforms and other materials when drones may fall, or if the structure, in and of itself, collapses after it becomes unstable.

These scenarios can be a threat to individuals who are below on the ground, such as:

It is essentially common to see sidewalks covered by scaffolding like canopies. A multitude of individuals walk on the sidewalks to get to and from their destination.

If the scaffolding presents a danger, it may collapse and harm those underneath the scaffolding, or workers may drop by accident materials or tools onto the bystanders.

Even replacing or installing window panels, which may appear simple, can result in disaster if the materials being transported to substantial heights come loose and not properly secured.

Forms of Debris that fall from Construction Sites

Projects of construction require vast amounts of materials. Themselves, the workers usually carry sets of tools around for the necessary means to operate on their jobs.

Items which may fall from buildings, scaffolding, as well as platforms, may entail the following:

Hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, or other tools, which are not secured properly, or left in the way where they can instantly fall.

Glass windows or panels, which can result in catastrophic injuries, if they happen 
to fall into bystanders or workers who may be walking underneath a construction zone.

Wooden panels or boards used in building construction or various scaffolding parts.

Concrete may fall because of a collapse of the floor should it be improperly supported when setting or being poured.

Accidents which are due to being hit by a falling object are considered among the most fatal injuries to occur on construction sites; victims normally sustain a severe falling construction debris injury, and can be killed.

By filing a negligence or wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a loved one, you have the ability to recover damages necessary to offer for lost income, medical expenses, suffering and pain, expenses out-of-pocket, and other punitive considerations.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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