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Construction Accidents In New York And Inadequate Lighting

March 3, 2011

One of the most powerful tools for New York construction accident lawyers is Labor Law 241. Labor Law 241 requires contractors and owners of a construction site to provide reasonably safe protection to construction workers in New York. Construction is inherently dangerous and it is important that construction sites have good lighting.

Inadequate lighting on construction sites compounds the inherent dangers on a construction site. Workers often trip or slip and fall on materials that are hard to see or in poorly lit areas. For examples, when construction workers work with saws and have difficulty seeing it then the dangers are increased. Fortunately, New York personal injury lawyers who handle construction accidents and personal injury cases can sue based on violations of Labor Law 241.

Labor Law § 241(6) and by extension, 12 NYCRR 23-1.30 requires that New York construction sites have illumination sufficient for safe working conditions wherever persons are required to work or pass in construction, demolition and excavation operations, but in no case shall such illumination be less than 10 foot candles in any area where persons are required to work. Contacting a Queens NY construction accident attorney is important if a worker has been injured at a construction site due to inadequate lighting. Employers and construction site owners are required to provide a safe working environment to their workers. However, in the unfortunate event of an accident causing injury, get in touch with a New York City construction accident lawyer.

The Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph