New York lawyer David Perecman sees parallels between tragic accidents on construction sites and the recent
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 21, 2010 -- The recent mine disaster did not happen in New York, but construction accident lawyer David Perecman sees many lessons for New York construction companies in this incident that killed 29 West Virginian miners.
Most importantly, that tougher measures need to be taken against operators and companies found to have willfully violated safety standards and/or flaunted safety laws.
Apparently, the site of the construction accident, Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine had a history of safety violations. Most construction accidents in New York occur on construction sites and in buildings that have a history of violations, as well.
A recent parallel in construction safety news would be the Murray-Hill high rise where a social worker fell to his death because of a crumbling balcony. In that case, the corporation that owned the building already had $10,750 in outstanding fines for failing to properly inspect the building's exterior walls and balconies.
According to The New York Times, federal regulators cited the West Virginia mine eight times for "substantial" violations since April 2009.
Construction companies and real-estate corporations must remember that after a disaster, the impact can be seen in the bottom line. The cost of these disasters is especially high in
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