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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

Local Law 196 – NYC Construction Worker Safety Requirements

Posted in Construction Accidents on January 4, 2022

Construction in the greater New York City metro area accounts for four percent of all construction jobs in the U.S. It has the highest number of construction workers of any other major metropolitan area. Construction work is risky—many projects require working at great heights or with heavy equipment. Safety violations are a significant cause of… read more

What are the most common causes of New York City Construction Accidents?

Posted in Construction Accidents on November 16, 2021

You cannot walk for more than five minutes in New York City without seeing a construction site. Construction may be a major industry throughout the country, but it plays a particularly significant role in this city. That’s why it’s important that NYC construction workers be protected from harm. Unfortunately, NYC construction accidents can and do… read more

Brooklyn building collapse crushes worker to death

Posted in Construction Accidents on September 14, 2012

Construction Accident Kills Worker – Hundreds of millions of years ago, human beings were first erecting structures where they would live and raise their families. While the beginning of the construction industry had a rocky start, the world has benefited greatly from the advances. No matter how safe materials, training, and guidelines make construction sites,… read more

Mechanic Avoids Jail Time for Role in Crane Collapse

Posted in Construction Accidents on September 7, 2012

In August of this year, construction mechanic, Tibor Varganyi, was able to avoid a 15-year prison sentence for his part in the 2008 East 91st Street construction crane accident by testifying against his former employer, James Lomma. On May 30th, 2008, a construction crane collapsed into the street, but not after demolishing a part of… read more