Firefighters Free Trapped Man at Construction Site
On April 7, firefighters were called to a construction site in Water Mill to help free a man who was reportedly trapped in a trench. According to representatives from the Sag Harbor Fire Department, a man’s legs were stuck in a hole at the construction site after a large amount of dirt collapsed on top of him while he was working.
Several fire departments and the National Guard’s trench operation rescue squad contributed responders to help free the man, who was trapped for more than two hours from the waist down. When he was finally freed from the dirt, he was immediately taken via helicopter to Stony Brook Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
As of the time of this article, there was no information about how the accident occurred or details about the condition of the victim. Southampton Town police continued to investigate the accident scene after the man was taken to the hospital.
When accidents happen at construction sites, victims have the ability to either file a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim, depending on how the accident happened and if it was caused by anyone else’s negligence. Most workplace accidents are simply accidents and result in workers’ compensation claims, but any accidents caused by negligent coworkers or negligent practices by construction companies and subcontractors could lead to larger personal injury suits.
If you have been injured on the job, meet with an experienced construction accident lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP as soon as possible.