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Elevator Shaft Accidents Can Cause Serious Injury

Your job on a construction site exposes you to many hazards, but elevator shaft falls shouldn’t be one of them. Simple, required safety measures can prevent nearly all elevator shaft accidents. Because injury can occur whether you are above the shaft or inside, precautions need to be taken at all times when working on construction sites with open elevator shafts. A Louisiana construction site accident attorney can help examine the details of your elevator shaft accident and guide you through the claim process.


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Price McNamara began his law practice in 1990 representing insurance companies.

In 1995, Mr. McNamara founded McNamara Law Offices, where he represents people across the U.S. who are wrongfully denied long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and accidental death insurance benefits, with special focus on ERISA claims and lawsuits.

His is a member of the Louisiana and Texas Bars, with office locations by appointment only in Baton Rouge, Metairie, and Houston. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife and their three children.

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Elevator Shaft Safety

With all of the hazards a construction site can have, an open, unprotected elevator shaft is one of the most preventable. Almost all elevator shaft accidents and injuries occur because of falls. The narrow space and steep distance not only increase the risk of a serious construction site injury but also make rescue efforts more difficult.

In the case of the construction of a new elevator shaft, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards require that employees are attached to “personal fall systems” or lifelines that can support 5,000 pounds of weight (3,000 if equipped with 2-foot fall limiters). Another type of safety equipment suggested for elevator shaft construction is a false car equipped with guardrails.

Any open elevator shaft should be clearly marked and barricaded to prevent elevator shaft accidents. Almost all reported elevator shaft accidents could have been prevented if the elevator shaft was properly covered or barricaded.


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10455 Jefferson Hwy,
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Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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Severity of Elevator Shaft Accident Injuries

The nature of an open elevator shaft lends to more severe injuries than a typical fall on a construction site. Elevator shafts are usually deep, narrow structures that make recovering anything from the bottom more difficult. If you sustained a fall down an elevator shaft you are likely to suffer from bruises, scrapes, and broken bones because of impacts with the walls and floor of the elevator shaft.

In severe falls, especially if you were not equipped with the proper safety gear such as a hard hat and lifeline, you risk severe head trauma, spinal injury, brain damage, and even death. These severe injuries are complicated by the fact that obtaining medical treatment can take longer because of the procedures required to get you safely up and out of the elevator shaft without sustaining further injury.

Contacting a Louisiana Construction Site Accident Attorney

No one should have to suffer injury or the loss of a loved one because of an easily preventable hazard such as an open elevator shaft. If you have reported an injury because of an elevator shaft accident and need professional help in settling your case, a Louisiana construction site accident attorney can help you file a lawsuit to obtain a fair settlement.

The Louisiana construction site accident attorneys at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara have the experience and knowledge to help you build a complete case and improve your chances for a successful settlement. Contact us to schedule your FREE legal consultation today – (866) 248-0580.

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