NEWPORT, NY – Two construction workers were sent to the hospital after a man lift tipped over at a job site northeast of Utica Friday.
The incident occurred at 2799 Newport Road shortly after noon on November 27, as reported by Syracuse.com. Investigators say that four workers were attempting to adjust a set of trusses when a loose truss fell and struck the man lift, knocking it over.
A 41-year-old man became pinned under the lift and trusses. Emergency crews extricated him, and he was flown to Upstate University Hospital to be treated for injuries that have been deemed non-life-threatening.
A 25-year-old man was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica, where he was treated for minor injuries and subsequently released.
Hoist Accidents In New York
Hoists are used throughout New York at construction sites to raise and lower people, materials, and equipment. Improperly maintained or operated hoists can be the cause of serious accidents at the job site. Materials or equipment might fall on workers, improperly installed hoists can collapse, and overloaded hoists can break, resulting in serious injuries.
While workers’ compensation benefits may cover medical treatment and a portion of the expenses related to a hoist injury, they may not cover all of them. If you are a victim who has been injured in a hoist accident, you may be entitled to compensation in addition to workers’ compensation benefits under New York State law.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our New York hoist accident lawyers provide compassionate, knowledgeable legal representation to help accident victims obtain the financial compensation they are entitled to receive. Here are just some of the many significant results we’ve obtained for people in similar situations to yours:
- $5.6 Million verdict for a construction worker struck by a falling object at a construction site.
- $3.25 Million verdict for a worker who fell from a Baker scaffold because of a missing guardrail.
- $3 Million verdict for a construction worker that fell when a scaffold collapsed.
- $2.45 Million verdict for a construction worker struck by a collapsed materials hoist.
- $1.1 Million settlement for a laborer struck by a load of gravel being dumped by an excavator.
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