A 43-year-old construction worker fell to his death on Monday, April 12, 2010 while working on a Seaside Heights hotel. According to a Star-Ledger story, the man was pronounced dead on the scene. The man, whose name is presently being withheld, was performing renovations on the hotel for his employer Murph Construction Co. Inc. The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was immediately notified and will perform an investigation.
The construction industry continues to be responsible for an overwhelming number of on-the-job injuries and deaths per year in the United States. Construction is an extremely high risk industry. Although organizations like OSHA endeavor to improve the safety of workers, accidents like the aforementioned fall incident still routinely occur. While workers who suffer on-the-job injuries are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits, New Jersey construction accident attorneys can help you recover additional monetary settlements and/or awards beyond that which worker’s compensation may cover.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a construction accident, please contact our experienced New Jersey injury lawyers. Catastrophic injuries or deaths which occur on construction sites can lead to tremendous pain and suffering, massive financial burdens, and future loss of earnings; all of which create a lasting hardship upon the injured worker’s family. Worker’s compensation benefits often fail to fully cover the extreme physical, emotional and financial toll that a construction accident can have on a family. If you, or a family member, have recently been involved in a construction accident, the lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein can help you understand your options. Call (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation.