On a construction site, workers may be exposed to falling debris, tools, or materials. A light object, given the force of gravity, can exert a great force if it falls from a considerable height.
These hazards are why New York has laws and regulations that require owners and contractors and their agents to ensure a safe working environment for workers in areas where they would normally be exposed to falling material.
New York Law and Regulations
For example, New York Labor Law and the New York Industrial Code require owners and contractors to ensure that workers have adequate overhead protection, hard hats, and nets to catch any falling objects or debris.
Failure to provide adequate safety measures to protect workers from falling objects from above can provide a basis for a lawsuit.
If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call Gorayeb & Associates at 646-542-1247 for a free consultation.