28 Mar 2016

Defective Equipment on Construction Sites

dreamstime_2503144_zps0af60425_0Construction work is naturally dangerous. A worker’s safety can be threatened by factors such as weather, heights, heavy machinery and power tools. The New York construction accident attorneys at Weiser & Associates can help if you if you’ve been hurt at a dangerous jobsite.

Employers can reduce the risk of injury at construction sites by making sure that all equipment, from bulldozers to hand tools, receive the proper maintenance needed to ensure safety. They can also be diligent in training policies, ensuring that employees fully understand how to use equipment and know how to avoid unnecessary danger. The identification and elimination of potential hazards is a vital priority in workplace safety.

Some accidents occur despite training and safety measures. Defective products such as faulty tools or machinery can endanger even the most careful employee. Common defective products on a construction site include:

  • Saw blades
  • Scaffolding
  • Cranes
  • Electrical wiring
  • Harnesses
  • Vehicles such as forklifts, bulldozers and trucks

If you’ve been injured in a New York construction site accident due to a defective product, the experienced attorneys at Weiser & Associates can help you determine the strength of your product liability claim and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation by completing the form on this page or calling (212) 213-3111.