Injuries due to falling or missing harnesses

In March 2012, an 11-year-old boy went to a preseason baseball game at the home of the Miami Marlins. A climbing wall was erected for children to test their skills. Little Emily was the first to enter, and the last. Upon reaching the top, she started her descent and the restraint harness failed. She dropped 18 feet of solid concrete. Fortunately, Emily survived, suffering a concussion and severe contusions, but with no broken bones surprisingly. The climbing wall closed immediately.

Emily’s story is unusual, not because of the failing harness, but because her injuries were not more significant. His story also serves to illustrate the dangers of harnesses when they fail. Injuries and even deaths, each year are produced from failed harnesses. To make matters worse, workers in amusement parks and construction workers often do not use them in the first place.

Who needs a harness?

Harnesses save lives. While many state and local governments require the use of harnesses, a careless operator may fail to verify that everyone is tied.

Certain types of work require harness restrictions as well. Window cleaners who venture high up on the sides of the skyscrapers to exercise their trade would be in a desperate situation without them. Construction workers who rise in the air, work on the cornices, or stand dozens up on the scaffolding also need them. To give a perspective on the prevalent form of the hazards of an error harness or absent are the National Institute for Safety and Health at Work reports that every year one in ten construction workers will experience some type of accident with injuries. Falls account for 37% of these injuries. Every year three workers fall from the falls in which they have not made use of a harness.

Common injuries of arnese absent

Those who survive a fall from a failed or missing harness are often disabled for life. Injuries to the spinal cord and brain are frequent. Bone fractures are almost a fact. Crushed organs, knee, ankle and leg injuries are also produced.

Considering the seriousness of a danger that one faces, it’s a wonder why someone could stop checking a harness before tying it on, or not using one completely. Neglect is often the culprit. Workers who are pressed for time can forget about the belt. A worker may also feel the harness is overpriced. Individuals looking for fun do not realize the risks. Sometimes rides do not have harnesses to start

Emily’s parents are considering filing a lawsuit against the Miami Marlins. If the victim is injured in an accident in which a harness fails or is absent, he may have a case if it can be established that the fault lies with another – a tour operator or owner, for example. There is a possibility of obtaining compensation for medical expenses, physical therapy, loss of income while recovering, pain, suffering, and more. If you are injured in a harness accident, it is important to contact a New York fall injury lawyer. .

If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York personal injury accident, experienced personal injury lawyers in Kenneth A. Wilhelm’s legal office can help you better understand your rights and legal options. Please contact us at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5486) for a free and complete consultation. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 states of the United States, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.