” ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A construction worker in St. Pete is in critical condition after he fell from scaffolding at a site in a residential area on Monday morning, St. Pete Fire Rescue said. SPFR said paramedics found the man in critical condition at the site in the 3300 block of Bayshore BL NE around 9 a.m.
Paramedics performed life-saving measures and worked with Sunstar crews to initiate a trauma alert. The man was taken to the ER at Bayfront Health St. Pete where he remains. St. Pete Police are at the scene waiting for OSHA to arrive and being the investigation. ” – Emily McCain.
When it comes to OSHA, as mentioned above in the ABC Action News article, there are specific requirements regarding scaffolding that are upheld by the United States Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
With that said, New York’s, ‘The Nassau Lawyer’ published an article written by Mr. Caravella, in response to wide range impacts related to contractors throughout New York, regarding the Scaffold Law Reform and current efforts in New York State. Contractors are encouraged to stay informed of these issues and reform efforts. To obtain a copy of this topic article, please visit www.nassaubar.org (Page 7) or visit www.liconstructionlaw.com
John Caravella Esq., is a construction attorney and formerly practicing project architect at The Law Office of John Caravella, P.C., representing architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and owners in all phases of contract preparation, litigation, and arbitration across New York and Florida. He also serves as an arbitrator to the American Arbitration Association Construction Industry Panel. Mr. Caravella can be reached by email: [email protected] or (631) 608-1346.
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