Working in construction in New Jersey can be very satisfying work. It also brings with it the risk of injury. However, people engaged in such industries would like to believe that their employers have concern for their safety and exercise certain precautions in order to protect employees from receiving a work injury. A recent accident involving a scaffolding collapse sent four construction workers to the hospital.
The accident occurred around lunch time on a recent afternoon. Four workers were on a scaffold performing masonry work when the it collapsed. The workers fell about 50 feet to the ground below. They were all employed by Ben-Mar Construction of Camden County and were working on a building at the campus of Together Everyone Achieves More. The building is scheduled to open this fall.
The workers were all transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center. They were reportedly all suffering from serious injuries. The condition of the workers is not known. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to the scene and is investigating the cause of the accident. Township construction officials are also involved in the investigation.
In spite of a person’s or a company’s best efforts in New Jersey, a work injury can still occur. If a person is injured in such an accident, he or she may benefit from consulting with an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer. A conversation with a knowledgeable attorney can assist a person with determining whether a viable worker’s compensation claim exists. The attorney can also assist in helping to determine the best legal path to follow. A successful claim can help to replace lost wages, cover medical expenses and help with other costs.