“Caught in / between” accidents are the fourth most common cause of construction worker death in the U.S. This type of accident is often associated with “struck-by” accidents; however, there is one key difference between caught in / between accidents and struck-by accidents: struck-by injuries result from the impact of the accident. On the other hand, a caught in / between injury occurs when the worker suffers is hurt or crushed between two objects.
Examples of caught in / between accidents:
A limitless number of hazards can lead to a caught in / between accident, but this doesn’t mean that construction site owners and employers are not responsible for employee safety. In fact, New York Labor Law enables construction workers to seek compensation for these types of accidents and many other injuries.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of fatal caught in / between accidents in rese between the year 2003 and 2007 by 10%. In 2008 alone, nearly 100 workers were killed in this type of accident alone, making caught in / between accidents a “serious concern” for OSHA.
If you suffered an injury or the loss of a loved one to a caught in / between accident, speak with the legal team at Greenberg & Stein, P.C. today. Our attorneys have served clients for more than five decades. Today, we are ready to use our experience, skill, and knowledge to give your case the upper hand. We are available 24 / 7, so call our office today.