Sea Girt, NJ – Worker Injured in Stairwell Collapse on Morven TerNY/NJ Legal News
Sea Girt, NJ (February 11, 2022) – A worker was injured when a stairwell collapsed at a home on Morven Terrace on Wednesday, February 9th at about 10:00 a.m.
According to officials, responders arrived on the scene to find that the stairwell of a home under construction had collapsed into the basement.
One construction worker, who was on the stairwell when the accident occurred, fell 15 feet into the basement and was unable to move.
The Sea Girt Fire Department, along with the South Wall Fire Company responded to the scene, extricated the worker from the basement, and transported him to a nearby medical facility in unknown condition.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Workplace Accidents in New Jersey
New Jersey law states that the general contractor of a construction project has a duty to maintain safe working conditions. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for contractors to abandon the safety of their employees for increased profits, leaving construction workers to deal with hazardous working conditions.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that there were just under three million workplace illnesses and injuries in 2016, a reduction of 48,500 victims from the previous year.
The construction trade has the highest number of workers who sustain serious and fatal injuries in the United States. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, almost 1,000 construction site deaths took place in 2016. Out of over 5,100 total workplace deaths, one-fifth were construction workers, making up around 21% of the fatalities.
Our New Jersey construction accident attorneys work hard to make sure that you get the medical care you need, and your financial situation is stable after a construction accident.
Sea Girt Construction Accident Attorneys
Working with an effective and knowledgeable lawyer after a construction accident will ensure you are able to fully recover and collect fair compensation for your damages. Our Sea Girt personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being injured in a construction accident.
Our construction accident attorneys in Sea Girt work hard to ensure that victims know their rights and guide them through every step of the legal process.
The attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help victims by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after being harmed by someone else’s negligence. Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.