Chenango, NY – The Broome County Sherrif’s office reported a serious construction accident in Chenango that has left one man seriously injured.
The incident occurred after a heavy downpour when an employee exited a portable toilet and was struck by a reversing water truck. The water truck ran over the worker’s torso and legs. The victim remained conscious after the accident and was attended to by deputies until EMS crews arrived. He was transported to Wilson Hospital for medical care.
According to an accident report, the positioning of the portable toilet inadvertently placed workers exiting it directly in the path of construction vehicles passing through the area.
The incident report has been forwarded to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for review. No other information was available.
Construction sites must implement safety standards to ensure workers are not injured due to negligence.
Construction companies must ensure that on-site OSHA safety guidelines are adhered to. When companies fail to enforce OSHA compliance or treat these standards as an afterthought, workers are injured.
History has shown that construction site accidents can be avoided by following proper protocols and guidelines. The construction company may be liable for the injuries suffered when rules and regulations are disregarded.
The outcome can be devastating when a person is injured in a workplace accident. Considerations like lost income and medical bills are an added burden to the family. Our law firm takes dealing with construction site and workplace accidents seriously. We investigate to ensure that negligence is brought to light and those responsible are held accountable for their actions.
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