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New NYC Construction Laws Hope to Improve Workers Safety throughout the City

New NYC Construction Laws Hope to Improve Workers Safety throughout the City

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 Speaker Mark-Viverito, Housing and Buildings Committee Chair Jumaane Williams and Council members has been approved by Mayor Bill de Blasio and is composed[...]

NYC Construction Workers in Dangerous Situations

NYC Construction Workers in Dangerous Situations

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 in nonunion work zones. This trend can be observed when examining the fatal accident at the Times Square construction site in April, 2017.[...]

Construction site falls are the #2 cause of workplace fatalities

Construction site falls are the #2 cause of workplace fatalities

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 here in the Big Apple. While the idea of working or living high up in the sky can be intriguing, the construction of[...]

Factors that affect the severity of electrocution

Factors that affect the severity of electrocution

Electrical incidents are among the top sources of hazard for workers on New York City construction sites. To help employers and construction workers understand and prevent disasters, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides information on how electricity affects the body and the injuries and fatalities that may occur as a result of an electrical accident. Skin is not a good conductor of electricity when it is dry, but salt, acid and other impurities increase its conductivity. Sweat[...]

Summer Construction Accident Influx in NYC

Summer Construction Accident Influx in NYC

Unfortunately, this summer in New York City might go down in history as the most catastrophic time ever for construction accidents. Earlier this month, a construction worker was killed and two other people were seriously injured when a wall that collapsed on them while they were working on a construction site in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. According to those who were there for the accident, a retaining wall at the construction site collapsed. This wall was supposed[...]

OSHA guidelines reduce the likelihood of forklift accidents

OSHA guidelines reduce the likelihood of forklift accidents

Federal law requires an employer in New York to provide every worker with an environment that is free of hazards. When it comes to powered industrial trucks, also known as forklifts, a major contributor to injuries and fatalities is the failure of companies to educate employees on all OSHA standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has very specific requirements to reduce or eliminate risk factors that are a part of operating this equipment. Forklift hazards vary depending[...]

Scaffolding facts and safety issues

Scaffolding facts and safety issues

The skeletal frames surrounding buildings as they grow in height are such a common site in New York City, most people may not give scaffolding a second glance. In fact, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, this framework is a part of the job for 65 percent of construction workers in the United States. OSHA has developed standards, but estimates that non-compliance is an ongoing issue that leads to about 60 deaths and 4,500 injuries[...]

Top 4 Construction Accidents

Top 4 Construction Accidents

According to Forbes' America's 10 Deadliest Jobs, construction workers fall at number 10 on the list. Seeing the number of construction accidents and deaths we have had this year in New York City, this is not all that surprising. The large and heavy pieces of equipment that are needed and utilized at construction sites make accidents so dangerous and severe. One in five worker deaths in 2014 were in construction, which accounted for 20.5% of worker fatalities in[...]

Construction Accidents can take turns for the worst

Construction Accidents can take turns for the worst

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 proper precautions are not taken and if the site is not safe or abiding by city and state safety laws. On every corner of New York City, we see scaffolding and hard-hats working on enormous buildings, and as construction accident attorneys, we hope that they understand what needs[...]

Falling Bricks can pose a hazard on city streets

Falling Bricks can pose a hazard on city streets

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 of car accidents this year that have injured pedestrians to bricks falling from buildings and hitting those walking on the sidewalk, safety on our city streets has become a big issue. Last week, the NYPD closed several blocks on the Upper East Side of Manhattan after bricks fell[...]

Recent Blog Posts

What Should I Do if I’m Hurt in a Grocery Store Accident?
There is nothing more jarring than sustaining an injury in an accident while doing what is typically a rather mundane activity, such as grocery shopping. That said, if you were… Read More
Injured in a Sidewalk Accident? Here’s What You Should Know.
If you have been injured in a sidewalk accident due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible to recover compensation. To learn more about filing a claim… Read More
Hotel Accidents in NYC | Here’s What You Should Know
Seldom do we ever step foot into a hotel and think of it as particularly dangerous. However, when hotel staff or management fail to vigilantly ensure their premises are adequately… Read More
How Do Medical Records Impact Slip and Fall Claims?
When you experience a slip and fall accident, the aftermath can be confusing and overwhelming. One of the most critical aspects of your slip and fall claim is your medical… Read More
Can I Sue for Emotional Trauma Caused By a Slip and Fall?
Slip and fall accidents can have more than just physical consequences; they often leave lasting emotional and psychological scars, impacting your daily life in ways you might not initially realize.… Read More
Can I File a Slip and Fall Claim for an Accident On a Rental Property?
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, including rental properties. If you've suffered a slip and fall injury in your rented home or apartment, you might be wondering about your… Read More
What Should I Do if I’m Hurt in a Grocery Store Accident?
There is nothing more jarring than sustaining an injury in an accident while doing what is typically a rather mundane activity, such as grocery shopping. That said, if you were… Read More
Injured in a Sidewalk Accident? Here’s What You Should Know.
If you have been injured in a sidewalk accident due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible to recover compensation. To learn more about filing a claim… Read More
Hotel Accidents in NYC | Here’s What You Should Know
Seldom do we ever step foot into a hotel and think of it as particularly dangerous. However, when hotel staff or management fail to vigilantly ensure their premises are adequately… Read More
How Do Medical Records Impact Slip and Fall Claims?
When you experience a slip and fall accident, the aftermath can be confusing and overwhelming. One of the most critical aspects of your slip and fall claim is your medical… Read More
Can I Sue for Emotional Trauma Caused By a Slip and Fall?
Slip and fall accidents can have more than just physical consequences; they often leave lasting emotional and psychological scars, impacting your daily life in ways you might not initially realize.… Read More
Can I File a Slip and Fall Claim for an Accident On a Rental Property?
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, including rental properties. If you've suffered a slip and fall injury in your rented home or apartment, you might be wondering about your… Read More

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