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Excavation Accidents

In New York victims of construction accidents involving excavation need experienced construction accident attorneys who are experienced and know the law as it applies to construction and excavation accidents. Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling construction and excavation accident cases in the New York City area including Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

The industrial regulations provide extensive protection to workers who are performing excavation. For example, there are extensive bracing and shoring requirements for excavations and trenches to prevent collapse. There are also provisions which require the protection of people working around excavation machinery, such as backhoes, excavators, bobcats, road graders, bulldozers, trackloaders excavators, rubber tire loaders, drill rigsand other heavy machinery. For example, workers must be kept at a safe distance where they cannot be struck by excavation equipment. Likewise there are regulations preventing operators of heavy equipment from leaving the controls or taking their hands off of the controls while a load is being lifted or without disengaging the motor and clutch. Likewise, the regulations require that during plowdriving operations, hand signals be used for the protection of people involved in the operation. These are just a few of the regulations that protect excavation workers.

We regularly take on the large firms that defend the general contractors and land owners. Our attorneys win these construction accident cases because we know the law and the construction injury.

The Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph