South Brunswick Accident: 19-Year-Old Injured After Falling At GRM Document Management Warehouse Along Route 130
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY (February 10, 2020) – A 19-year-old was critically injured after falling from a height at the GRM Document Management warehouse.
New Jersey state police are saying that the accident took place when the worker fell from an unknown height. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the GRM Document Management warehouse in order to help the victim.
The young man was taken to the Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He received treatment for a head injury.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In South Brunswick Car Accidents
Falls are one of the leading causes of workplace injury and death in the United States. According to OSHA, “The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than half (58.6%) the construction worker deaths in 2018, BLS reports.” There are a number of steps that can be taken to help reduce the likelihood of falls including:
- Providing workers with adequate training
- Providing workers with fall arrest systems
- Inspecting ladders for safety
- Ensuring scaffolds are secured and well maintained
If a worker is injured on the job they will typically have recourse through the workers’ compensation system. New Jersey is a no-fault comp state, which means that the injured worker will have recourse even if they were at fault. In addition to workers compensation an injured worker may also have legal recourse through a third party liability claim. Building owners and general contractors have a legal responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner in order to prevent accidents. Victims of fall accidents tend to suffer from very serious injuries including:
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
The cost to treat these injuries can be extraordinarily high. According to Northwestern, the lifetime costs associated with treating a serious brain injury can be as high as $3,000,000. It’s important to seek follow up care after an accident. A construction accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims.
Investigating A South Brunswick Work Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this accident at the GRM Document Management warehouse. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to OSHA as they continue to investigate. It is our sincere hope that measures will be put in place to help prevent additional incidents like this.