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Construction Accidents

Top Causes of Fatal Construction Accidents – And How Companies Can Prevent Them

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Given all the daily dangers that construction workers face, many of us forget that those who accept these jobs are often motivated by a desire to support their local family members and those back home. In fact, one New York City government report noted that unlike other major metropolitan areas, immigrants often fill close to fifty-three percent (53%) of New York City’s construction jobs during some years. All construction workers deserve full protection against serious and fatal injuries Elsewhere in New York, immigrants only hold 18% of these jobs. And in the rest of this country, these workers frequently hold only 24%...

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What To Do In Case Of Forklift Accident In The Bronx

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Table of Contents Forklift Accident Statistics Recent Bronx and Other New York City Forklift Accidents Practical Tips for Improving Forklift Safety Measures The Different Types of Training OSHA Requires for All Forklift Operator Trainees Forklift Accidents Frequently Happen Due to Other Highly Negligent Behaviors Most Common Physical Injuries Suffered Due to Forklift Accidents Contact Information FAQ Summary Table Key Points Details Statistics Highlighting the number of accidents, injuries, and fatalities caused by forklifts annually. Recent Accidents Discussing specific incidents in New York City involving forklifts. Safety Tips Offering advice on forklift maintenance, operation, and training to improve workplace safety. OSHA Training Describing the types of training required by OSHA for forklift...

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Hidden Risks of Construction Tools You Should Know

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As we move even further out of the pandemic slowdown, construction activity keeps increasing. Unfortunately, this is leading to an escalation of serious construction site accidents. In fact, the 2022 New York Construction Safety Report states that in 2022, there were 554 injuries and eleven (11) fatalities – compared to only 505 injuries and nine fatalities in 2021. The five most dangerous pieces of construction site equipment often play major roles in these new accidents. Construction site supervisors must share comprehensive safety guidelines with all their workers, especially when newer or refurbished pieces of equipment are being used. What follows is...

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Scaffolding Accidents: Who Is Responsible and What Can You Do?

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Compensation for Victims of Trip and Fall Accidents at Brooklyn Construction Sites While most slips, trips, and falls on construction sites involve workers falling from scaffolding or other high places, other deadly “falls” may simply involve tools and equipment falling and seriously hurting or even killing someone. At present, Brooklyn construction workers keep suffering too many of these types of fall injury accidents. Construction site supervisors must make sure that all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards are upheld daily, along with all state and local guidelines. Proper PPE (personal protective equipment) must be mandatory, and every worker should be required...

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What is the liability for trench collapse accidents at construction sites and who can be held responsible?

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The year 2022 proved unusually catastrophic for trench workers on American construction sites. By late November, thirty-five deaths had already occurred. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) immediately shared this data with the public. That figure was twice as high as the previous year’s total of seventeen (17) trench-related fatalities. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. One industry publication has stated that 2022 may turn out to be the deadliest trench collapse year during the last decade. When construction site employees are seriously injured or lose their lives doing this type of work, our Queens...

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Helping Injured Construction Workers Recover and Transition After A Construction Accidents

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Our law firm often meets injured construction workers who have suffered bad falls due to unstable scaffolding or faulty ladders. Still others request our help while recovering from serious injuries caused by falling objects on their construction sites. Although some workers do incur catastrophic injuries, many clients experience remarkable recoveries after undergoing surgeries and targeted rehabilitation programs. [table-of-content] Various medical & human resource professionals play key roles in client health journeys As clients’ cases move toward settlement, occupational and physical therapists often teach them how to draw upon their past work experiences as they learn new job skills. Even those who must adapt...

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What To Do In Case Of Rotator Cuff Accident In New York

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Shoulder rotator cuff injuries often happen due to falls at work, motor vehicle collisions or trip-and-fall accidents. Everyone must stay alert daily to avoid damaging this crucial part of our body that helps us perform our jobs, care for others, prepare meals, and simply groom ourselves. Once a rotator cuff is seriously damaged, you may have to endure multiple surgeries and lengthy rehabilitation therapies before you regain full or partial shoulder functioning again. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. [table-of-content] Expert medical care should be sought right away Once injured, always obtain immediate diagnostic care and treatment because if...

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Trench Collapse Accidents Can Cause Many Serious And Fatal Injuries

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Workers who dig in trenches are uniquely vulnerable to the safety standards adopted by their employers. Unfortunately, given the serious dangers involved with this work, poorly trained and newer employees are often ordered to dig trenches that should be assigned to more experienced workers. Every year, roughly two dozen workers lose their lives due to collapsing trenches. Before addressing this topic further, it’s important to distinguish between excavations and trenches. Stated simply, excavations tend to only involve ground “cavities” or openings made by workers while trenches involve digging deep holes in the ground that can be up to 15 feet wide. Great...

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What To Do If Involved In A Slip And Fall Accident

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 Although the greatest suffering caused by serious fall injuries usually lands upon the shoulders of each injured individual, the rest of society often winds up having to pay some of the financial costs. In fact, since bad falls tend to cause moderate or traumatic brain injuries, New York state often has to pay about 1.3 billion annually, simply to cover the hospitalization fees alone. What follows is a list of frequently asked questions (with answers) about filing a lawsuit due to serious New York City slip and fall injuries. Those who are interested can also visit this link to read more about the...

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New Mandatory Safety Guidelines For Recent Construction Projects In New York City?

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Although new construction projects in New York City nearly ground to a halt due to the pandemic in 2020, new signs of growth have begun to appear in late 2021. In addition to the construction going on at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side, there are also many new home developments taking shape in the Hell’s Kitchen part of town. In fact, other major construction projects are planned for downtown Brooklyn on Tillary Street and in East Harlem. Yet despite these new signs of construction, all owners and project managers must still abide by COVID-19 restrictions and do all...

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