After several hours, firefighters finally pulled a trapped Second Avenue subway construction project worker out of the mud and to safety, after struggling to free him.
The worker was trapped 75 to 100 feet below grade level in a block-long trench when he became stuck. The trench had collapsed upon him.
Morgan Levine is currently handling cases very similar to this accident. The New York Labor Law protects workers involved in construction site accidents involving, among other things, trench accidents. It is the owner of the land who is responsible for shoring a trench to prevent the sides of the trench from caving in. The general contractor is equally responsible for shoring trenches.
We are currently representing several clients injured in the Second Avenue subway construction project. Contact Duane Morgan today if you or a loved one has been injured in this construction project.