Some of the hardest-working individuals in our great city are construction workers. Not only are their jobs physically taxing, but they are also dangerous as well. Among those dangers are scaffolding, for when scaffolds are improperly manufactured and maintained, they can become very dangerous. If you are someone who has been injured in a scaffolding [...]
New York’s construction workers among the hardest-working in the country. Our laborers care deeply about their craft, and it shows--our buildings are strong, beautiful, and they last forever. Construction workers are some of the most honorable members of our society, which is why when they are injured due to a negligent party, they deserve compensation [...]
Construction workers are responsible for our buildings, our bridges, our roads, and more. We owe a lot to construction workers, not only for all their hard work--but the risks they take on a daily basis. Construction is one of the most dangerous lines of work, and if you are someone who was injured in a [...]
It's hard to walk even a few blocks in NYC without seeing scaffolding surrounding the outside of a construction site. Though scaffolding is common and necessary for many work sites, federal law requires that it must always be professionally installed and secured to assure every user’s safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Administration (OSHA) [...]
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio recognizes that we need to do more to keep our workers safe! Accordingly, in recent months he has been working with construction union leaders to improve worker-training requirements in hopes to stop the increasing number of workplace injuries and fatalities. The mayor's proposal hopes to increase training requirements [...]
It's far too often as New Yorkers that we open the newspaper to see another headline of a tragic construction accident in our City. Thankfully, efforts are being made by local government to make these headlines a thing of the past. The Construction Safety Act, announced in January of this year by New York City [...]
In the world of construction, accidents happen. They have always been an unfortunate but inevitable part of the profession, especially in large cities like New York. Falls are very common in these work environments, with union and nonunion workers. However, recently developers have been eliminating costs on construction sites by cutting corners with safety, especially [...]
When you think of New York City, the first thing that probably comes to mind is skyscrapers and all the tall buildings. It’s a city of tall, thin buildings—making the most of the small space on the ground by going up and up. It’s not unusual for buildings to have 80, 90, even 100 floors [...]
We have extensively discussed construction accidents in the New York area previously, but these accidents keep arising at alarming rates each day. Construction workers are seriously at risk if the...
Just by walking around New York City each day on our way to work or to grab a coffee, we seem to be putting ourselves at risk. From the number...