It's a pretty common occurrence for contractors, subs and suppliers to leave materials strewn across a construction site. But just because it happens doesn't mean that you can't rightfully seek compensation when you've been injured as a result.
The construction of a home or office building can be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Many of the tasks are performed at elevations high above the ground. High-rise construction involves the use of heavy equipment, power tools and complicated machinery. Here are the most common types of accidents that occur on building projects:
A NJ state trooper is credited with saving the life of a worker who was injured at a construction site along the Garden State Parkway. Trooper Mike Kleissler was called to the site in Brick after a worker was injured while cutting concrete pipe for drainage and the diamond saw he was using kicked out of the pipe and reflected back to his body. Trooper Kleissler arrived on the scene to find Ryan Jenkins, 31, with a gash in his check that went all the way to the bone. Kleissler quickly responded by using a packet of Combat Gauze that clots blood quickly and stops bleeding. Jenkins was rushed to the Jersey Shore Medical Center, where he still is recovering from injuries.