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New York Machinery Accident Attorneys

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Using machinery in the course of construction work is a regular occurrence. Unfortunately, machinery accidents are also a regular occurrence. In some machinery accidents, faulty equipment is to blame. In other situations, negligent behavior is at fault. Personal injury law protects those who have sustained injury in accidents that are due to negligence, providing compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. The machinery accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C. in New York City have more than 80 combined years of experience representing accident victims, with a track record of successfully recovering just compensation for their injuries.

Mechanical equipment accidents in New York City

According to the New York City Department of Buildings, whose purpose is to promote safe and compliant construction work in the City, mechanical construction equipment accidents include all machinery or equipment driven by electrical or mechanical devices for cranes, hoists, earth work, and demolition equipment. The Department’s most recent construction-related accident report, which includes failure or misuse of machinery and equipment systems, states that, from January – November 2018, there were 19 mechanical construction equipment accidents. These accidents resulted in 21 injuries and one fatality.

OSHA machinery safety standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a division of the United States Department of Labor. All employers in the United States are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees and OSHA’s role is to assure the health and safety of workers. OSHA sets and enforces safety standards, providing training, conducting outreach, providing education, establishing partnerships, and supporting continual improvement in the safety and health in the workplace .

Employers are responsible for safeguarding machines and OSHA establishes criteria for this purpose. OSHA defines safeguarding as “the protection of personnel from hazards by the use of guards, safeguarding devices awareness devices, safeguarding methods, or safe work procedures.”

Various types of safeguarding include the following: