Safety Equipment Failure
NEW YORK ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING IN MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN, BRONX AND LONG ISLAND
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILS?
An accident or emergency situation is a very dangerous situation. And if the safety equipment we rely on during these situations does not work, injuries can become even worse. Defective safety equipment can affect workers, firefighters and civilians with serious injuries such as burns, electrocution, asphyxiation, broken bones and even death.
If you have been injured by defective safety equipment, we can help. DeToffol & Gittleman represent injured clients in New York City. Because we have a background as a mechanical engineers, we understand the technical elements of equipment failure. Please call our office at (212) 962-2220 for a free consultation.
WORKERS AND DEFECTIVE SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Construction workers are at an increased risk for injury because of the tools they use and the elevated heights of many job sites. Falls from ladders and scaffolding are very common, especially if guardrails and harnesses are not in place or not working properly. If there are no safety guards on equipment or if a power supply is not grounded, workers can also be injured or killed.
Defective safety equipment can be a problem for firefighters, too. They also need harnesses to protect them from falls. Their personal protective equipment, such as helmets, fire-protective clothing and breathing apparatus, must all function properly to be effective. Firefighters are sometimes injured or killed by malfunctioning fire trucks or when struck by a vehicle at the scene of a fire.
Anyone in a building that has defective safety equipment is also at risk for injury. Fires can spread faster if there are faulty fire alarms or sprinklers, or if there are broken or missing fire extinguishers. Negligent security issues can also cause injury, including:
- Poor or broken lighting
- Unlit exit signs
- Faulty locks
- Broken communication systems
GET HELP FROM A LAWYER TODAY
Contact DeToffol & Gittleman with your personal injury case. Call (212) 962-2220 or send us an e-mail to schedule your free initial consultation.