Category Archives: Contruction Accident

The construction accident information center offers updates on work accidents in the construction industry here in New Jersey.

How Injured Workers Can Prove Fault Following a Construction Accident

In the wake of a construction accident, injured workers and their families often face a mountain of hardships, including hospital bills, loss of income if the injury prevents the victim from going back to work and the challenge of recovering from a catastrophic injury. On top of all that, workers may have a legal battle on their hands if their…
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Keefe Law Firm – When It Comes To Nail Guns Faster Is Not Safer

Nail guns have become a residential construction site staple. With the rise of do-it-yourselfers over the last decade, automatic nailers are readily available and popularly used in home improvement projects. Nail guns come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs, but they all make the repetitive job of nailing quicker and easier. Nail guns are regularly used on construction…
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Preventing Accidental Electrocution of Construction Workers

Statistics gathered by worker safety organizations and industry insiders prove that electrocution is one of the leading causes of death for construction workers in the United States. In fact, it is currently the fourth leading cause of death on construction sites. When asked, construction workers often say that working near live wires is one of their biggest on-the-job concerns. Even…
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New Jersey Explosion & Electrocution Cases and Settlements

Chemical Explosion Burns Face and Eye of Plumber In September, 2002, a 52-year-old plumber suffered traumatic chemical burns to his left eye and face, which resulted in hyper-pigmentation and visual impairment. He was attempting to clean a drain with chemicals manufactured and distributed by the defendants. The chemicals reacted to materials in the drain, which created an explosion. The plaintiff…
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Frequently Asked Questions About Construction Accidents

Q: How do I take steps to assert my rights to a safe workplace?A: If you feel that your workplace is unsafe, your first action should be to make your Continue reading

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New Jersey Construction Injuries At A Glance

An understanding of the facts and trends related to construction employment and on-the-job safety will help you understand the context in which your Continue reading

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Construction Accident Kills Worker in Franklin Township NJ

On the afternoon of Monday, a twelve foot deep trench collapsed on Neuville Drive in Franklin Township, crushing and killing a construction worker who was on the job. While he was working on the construction of a new home, the man was buried suddenly in the collapse. He did not survive the hour that it took for emergency responders to…
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Construction Workers Narrowly Avoid Serious Injury as Union Beach House Topples

On the afternoon of Monday, June 8, a New Jersey woman’s Union Beach house collapsed suddenly while it was under construction. Multiple contractors had been working at the site recently in order to prepare for the elevation of the house, including a general contractor, a home elevation subcontractor, and an excavation subcontractor. The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)…
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Dover NJ Resident Killed in Bronx Construction Accident

On the morning of May 14, a New Jersey man lost his life in a tragic construction accident in the Bronx. Dominick DeLuca, 54, a resident of Dover, New Jersey, fell from the scaffolding around the Butler Houses, where he was working on the building’s facade. DeLuca’s impact with the ground killed him after a 15-foot fall. OSHA Regulates Construction…
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Cranford Construction Company Joins National Safety Campaign Trend

Weeks Marine in Cranford, NJ has joined many other construction companies across the nation this month in running a safety campaign, aiming to increase the overall safety of workers in the dangerous construction industry. The companies supporting this campaign hope to help put an end to the tragic work-related injuries and deaths that are recently becoming too common of a…
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