Annually, as many as 20 workers die from asphyxiation or drowning after entering a confined space. The most well-known example of a confined space is a manhole. Other examples include:
- underground vaults;
- underground tanks (e.g., septic tanks);
- storage bins;
- drilling shafts;
- ship compartments;
- silos; and
According to a recent study, almost every confined space death also resulted in the death of the rescuer. This is because most rescues are attempted without personal protective equipment in place, and almost always before the space is tested to determine the availability of natural ventilation, flammability of the atmosphere, the potential for release of hazardous energy, limited ingress/egress, physical barriers to movement, and product instability.
At Bottar Law, PLLC, our team of New York confined space wrongful death lawyers have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict cases involving confined spaces. If you or a loved have been injured while working at a jobsite, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Syracuse New York confined space attorney, contact us now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.