Construction-related jobs can often provide many individuals with an exciting and productive way to earn an income. Many people enjoy this type of profession because it allows them to create or improve structures and see the benefits of their hard work. Of course, as with any profession, there is a risk for potential injuries to occur on the job, and construction accidents can often prove quite serious.
It was recently reported that such an incident took place in New York. Apparently, a 41-year-old man was working on the roof of a 184-year-old house that was two stories tall. While attempting to replace roofing shingles, the man fell off the top of the house and landed on the porch. It was noted that authorities indicated that the man landed on his head.
The incident resulted in the worker suffering serious injuries, and he was taken from the scene to an area medical facility. It was unclear what may have caused the man to fall, but another worker stated that the event occurred in a second. It was noted that the construction company that employed the man did not wish to provide comment on the incident.
Whenever construction accidents cause serious injuries, it is important that the injured parties gain medical attention as quickly as possible. In addition to this step, it may also prove useful to begin the process for applying for workers’ compensation soon after as well. If qualified, the New York man injured in this incident may be able to obtain financial benefits to help with medical expenses, lost wages and other applicable costs.
Source: New York Daily News, “Construction worker injured in fall from two-story Brooklyn home“, Edward Ortiz, Rocco Parascandola and Graham Rayman, Aug. 16, 2017