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How to Minimize Construction Site Dangers During the Pandemic In New York

Construction Site Dangers During the Pandemic In New York

Now that we know that the COVID-19 pandemic will be around for another year or two, we must make sure that all construction site employers follow the best safety guidelines. To help meet this challenge, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has created detailed workplace recommendations. Since these guidelines are rather comprehensive, it will help to review them based on each of the specific construction safety topics they address. Both employers and workers must alter many past work practices to keep everyone safe from COVID-19 and regular construction site dangers. Subjects addressed include the need to create multiple teams and shifts,...

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Brooklyn Construction Accident Leads to Criminal Charges Including Homicide

Although workers’ compensation laws provide benefits when work accidents happen, it is small solace when a loved one suffers permanent injury or is killed on the job. When particularly egregious conduct causes injury or death, criminal charges may follow. This happened recently when prosecutors charged a construction company owner in the aftermath of a fatal Brooklyn construction accident involving a wall collapse. Accident Details On September 3, 2014, workers were engaged in the process of replacing a one-story structure with a new five-story building on Myrtle Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. At about 11:30 a.m., a wall of a building on an adjacent lot...

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