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Are NYC Construction Accidents Dropping?

Posted in Construction Accidents on November 9, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the construction industry in NYC. As construction ground to a halt, the number of construction accidents and construction-related fatalities fell. But this does not mean the construction industry suddenly became safe. Construction work still has more occupation-related deaths than any other job in New York, according to the Bureau of… read more

Can I Sue My Employer for Violating OSHA at a Construction Site in NYC?

Posted in Construction Accidents on August 15, 2022

Generally, workplace injuries fall under worker’s compensation. Therefore, a worker’s exclusive remedy is normally to file a workers’ comp claim. However, when an employer violates OSHA at a construction site in NYC, an injured worker might have a claim against the employer. OSHA Protects Workers on Construction Sites Construction accidents account for thousands of deaths… read more

What Are the Most Dangerous Tools and Equipment on Construction Sites?

Posted in Construction Accidents on August 9, 2022

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), almost 6.5 million construction workers go to work at over 250,000 construction sites every day across the country. With those numbers, it’s no wonder the injury and fatality statistics are so high for individuals working in the construction industry. OSHA emphasizes the importance of proper training… read more

Can I Sue My Employer for Not Providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on a Construction Site in NYC?

Posted in Construction Accidents on June 9, 2022

Construction work can be dangerous. Workers face many hazardous situations that could lead to severe injuries. However, having and using the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) can reduce the risk of injury or death from construction accidents.  State and federal laws require employers to provide certain personal protective equipment (PPE) to construction workers. If your… read more

What Safety Gear Should Be in Place on Construction Sites in New York City?

Posted in Construction Accidents on May 17, 2022

Construction accidents in New York City are almost always a result of unsafe behavior on a construction site. Failing to wear all required safety gear is one of the most common forms of unsafe behavior.  Sometimes this occurs because a worker simply doesn’t follow the on-site regulations. But this type of unsafe behavior can also… read more

Can I Sue My Employer After I Get Hurt on a New York Construction Site?

Posted in Construction Accidents on April 29, 2022

Construction sites are dangerous, and construction accidents are among the most common workplace accidents. In most cases, you would file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer for a construction site injury and leave it at that. New York law contains an exception, however, that might allow you to file an ordinary personal injury lawsuit… read more

What Is OSHA’s “Fatal Four?”

Posted in Construction Accidents on April 22, 2022

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has federal authority to set and enforce workplace safety standards. OSHA has used its power and expertise to publish guidelines covering everything from noise exposure to how healthcare workers handle blood. OSHA establishes these regulations by collecting massive volumes of data about workplace accidents. This information helps… read more

How Many Construction Workers Die on Average Each Year?

Posted in Construction Accidents on March 17, 2022

New York construction workers know that their job is not an easy one. Construction sites are filled with potential dangers, from uneven or wet surfaces to exposed electrical wires and falling objects. Even heavy machinery can turn from helpful to hazardous in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, construction job site injuries are common and… read more

What Are the Most Common Causes of Construction Accidents in New York?

Posted in Construction Accidents on January 27, 2022

Construction is dangerous work. The construction industry is one of the fields with the highest numbers of workplace injuries and deaths. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 1,034 construction workers died from work-related injuries in 2020. Countless others suffered from injuries on the job. OSHA has identified the “big four” construction… read more

Worker Buried Up to His Waist After Trench Accident on Bronx Construction Site

Posted in Construction Accidents on January 5, 2022

According to news reports, a Bronx construction worker was buried in a trench collapse. The collapse occurred at a worksite on Mosholu Avenue in the Riverdale Section. Firefighters arrived at the scene just after 9:00 a.m. They discovered a construction worker trapped in the trench and buried up to his waist. An estimated 20 units… read more