We've all seen the famous photographs illustrating the construction of the Empire State Building. Workers were perched on a steel beam high above the NYC skyline eating their lunch, while others “walked the steel” and “rode the hook” of the crane. The photos evoke nostalgia, but these were less than idyllic, and in many cases dangerous conditions. Our experts can evaluate safety conditions involved in working from heights.
Working safely from heights today involves a combination of training, proper fall protection systems, and a commitment to safety from both employers and employees. Robson Forensic experts have the training, knowledge and experience to work through the complex issues involved in safely working from heights.
- Demolition Injury - Expert Investigates Fall through Concrete Deck
A construction worker was injured when he fell through a weakened portion of concrete deck that had been partially demolished via a piece of hydro-demolition equipment.
After reviewing depositions, photographs, appropriate standards and regulations, and a report by an engineering consultant, our expert was able to show the general contractor and the prime subcontractor both failed to exercise reasonable care for the work being performed, specifically that the hydro-demolition subcontractor changed nozzle settings on the equipment. The changed settings caused excessive amounts of concrete to be removed and permitted the demolition work to be performed quicker. The change in nozzle setting by the subcontractor and the failure of the general contractor to control its subcontractor resulted in the dangerous conditions that caused the worker’s incident and injuries.
The case resolved favorably for the injured worker with both the general contractor and demolition subcontractor settling based on the report prepared by our expert.
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Robson Forensic has been providing high quality and professional forensic engineering, architectural, scientific and
investigative services throughout the United States since 1987. Robson Forensic provides expertise in a broad range of forensic and technical disciplines.
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