Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A man was killed after a tape measure fell 400 feet from a construction site accident in Jersey City, NJ. The victim, Gary Anderson, was just making a delivery of construction materials and got nailed by the measuring tape just as he was stepping out of his vehicle.
Apparently, according to reports outlined by the New York Times the tape measure had fallen out of a worker’s belt. Mr. Anderson was not wearing a helmet on the site as all construction workers on that site were advised to do by the general contractor, AJD Construction. Although the investigation is not yet complete, one might suggest the victim hadn’t put his helmet on yet since he had just stepped out of his truck.
Regardless, anyone injured on a construction site deserves to be compensated for their injuries. Employees are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits, including medical treatment, replacement pay and possibly a cash award depending on the extent of the injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured on a work site, construction or otherwise, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Jon Bramnick Law. We know that, while accidents happen, you may be entitled to compensation beyond Workers’ Compensation. Call us today for a free consultation about your case.