Scaffolding Collapse in Yonkers Watched Live by New York Scaffold Accident Lawyer


New York scaffold accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the story of the two construction workers who were rescued by firemen after a scaffold collapsed 100 feet above the ground in Yonkers, New York. Perecman watched the scaffold accident incident unfold from the near beginning.

The construction workers were hanging on for their lives Friday afternoon after their scaffold collapsed at a Yonkers high-rise. They were left dangling more than 100 feet above the ground. New Yorkers, including New York scaffold accident lawyer David Perecman, were riveted by the rescue drama as it unfolded live on TV and the Internet.

The construction workers were rescued by firefighters more than an hour and a half after a rope snapped on their platform, flipping it into a vertical position.

A specially trained firefighter rappelled down the side of the building twice — one time for each painter.

Safety harnesses likely saved the construction workers from plunging down more than 12 stories while they waited to be rescued. The causes of the scaffolding accident in Yonkers, New York is still unknown.

“Scaffolding accidents can happen for many different reasons. Fortunately, these men were wearing their safety harnesses. It appeared they were both in extreme danger and that this precaution saved their lives,” said New York scaffold accident lawyer Perecman.

Perecman recalls a case he handled where two men died and two were injured because of a windstorm that violently shook a suspended scaffold in New York. The scaffolding accident lawyer represented the one man that didn’t fall but hung on to the scaffold during the storm and watched as the others fell. Perecman settled the construction worker’s case just before trial for $2,143,000.00. This was compensation for the worker’s psychological injury, a type of post traumatic stress disorder.

Construction workers who work on scaffolding are always at risk of suffering serious injuries from falling or other construction related accidents. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls from heights are the leading cause of construction industry injury in the U.S.

David Perecman and his team of New York scaffold accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have recovered millions of dollars for clients injured in construction accidents. Construction workers who have been injured in a fall from a scaffold in New York should contact a New York scaffold accident lawyer to make sure they are getting maximum compensation for scaffold accident pain, lost wages, and suffering.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the personal injury accident, auto accident, scaffold accident, and medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases concerning personal injury. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010.

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more

recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict* for a construction

accident, a $5.35 million dollar verdict** for an automobile accident, and a

$40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice***.

*later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million

** later settled for $3.5 million

*** total potential payout

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