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Construction Accidents

Most Common Injuries Glaziers Sustain on NYC Construction Sites

Glazier Accident - Injury Lawyer

New York is among the five states that currently employ the most glaziers in the construction industry. It ranks fourth, right behind California, Texas and Florida – and just ahead of Washington. Although we often notice the many handsome and protective windows that glaziers install in skyscrapers, few of us are aware of the many professional skills they must master before being qualified to ply their physically demanding trade. Besides mounting windows, glaziers are also often asked to design and build skylights, glass doors and indoor paneling. During their apprenticeships, they must learn to read basic building blueprints and handle various...

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New York City Blunt Force Injury Accident Attorneys

At present, Americans age 44 and younger are most likely to die of injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes, falls or homicides. Blunt force injuries to the abdomen and brain account for a very large percentage of these deaths. No one is fully safe from these events since statistics indicate that they hold true regardless of one’s race, economic status or age. Although serious falls often plague the very young and old, a large percentage of falls also occur in the workplace. Every year, many New York City construction workers suffer blunt force trauma when they fall off scaffolding or are...

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Welders Face Many Safety Hazards on NYC Construction Sites

Welders are crucial to every major construction site project. They’re kept busy using intense heat sources while welding together many different types of parts during all phases of erecting or renovating a building. Although many of their most exacting tasks must be handled in confined spaces, welders must also be prepared to take their tools outdoors to work on scaffolding or different levels of buildings under construction. Besides using their hands, welders often use various tools and machines to weld parts together. They also sometimes need to repair parts that require stronger metal seams -- or that have holes or indentations...

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Most Common Injuries Suffered by Carpenters on NYC Construction Sites

New statistics indicate that carpenters and all other New York City construction site workers now face even greater threats to their safety while on the job. In fact, during one recent year, construction worker deaths rose by four percent – leading to 937 lost lives. Carpenters are among those handling the most highly detailed construction site tasks. While some specialize in building frameworks for floors, walls and doorframes, others spend their days building staircases, shelving and window frames. In addition, carpenters must master the use of many potentially dangerous tools. On some days, they must also climb up high on ladders...

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Falling Object Accidents Expose Workers and Innocent Bystanders To Grave Risks

In New York City’s boroughs and beyond, falling objects repeatedly threaten the safety and well-being of innocent bystanders and workers alike. The region is one of the most densely populated in the entire country, and the prevalence of high-rise structures increases gravity-related accidents. Sometimes, larger objects like crane booms fall to the ground, resulting in injury and/or death. For example, in February 2016, a boom crashed to the ground in TriBeCa, killing a man from the Upper West Side. Smaller objects can also severely injure private citizens and workers, particularly when they fall large distances. Case Study: Falling Hammock On Tuesday, April 25,...

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Bronx Scaffolding Accident Lawyers

Many of the worst Bronx construction site accidents involve workers who fall off poorly constructed or maintained scaffolding. Workers must always listen closely during training sessions designed to teach them how to properly erect, use and dismantle scaffolding. Should an employer failed to offer such training, workers should ask an immediate supervisor to provide it or consider filing a complaint with OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration). What follows is a brief review of two Bronx scaffolding accidents, as well as a look at important terms and definitions workers need to recognize and understand. General scaffolding safety guidelines are also...

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New York City Scaffold Accident Lawyers

Scaffolding remains an integral part of building high-rises and performing maintenance on various structures after they’ve been completed. Here in New York City, countless workers must daily use scaffolds while performing their assigned tasks. They must constantly keep an eye out for large gusts of wind, heavy rains and other challenging conditions. When construction workers fail to wear adequate safety harnesses and other devices while working on scaffolds, they can easily fall and suffer serious injuries or even death. The scaffolding accidents noted below should remind the public and all construction site managers that they must be sure these structures are correctly...

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NYC Construction Accident Lawyers Discuss Elevation Related Claims

One of the most common construction site injuries is falls. Workers can experience severe injury from a variety of sources, typically involving scaffolding, ladders, or various other equipment carrying a risk of gravity-induced injury explains one of the NYC construction accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm in Manhattan. In cases of particularly severe falls, permanent impairment, disability, or even death may result. However, even comparatively small falls can result in substantial claims for damages; in 2016, for example, one worker suffered serious injury after falling only 12 inches through a small platform opening. Both the trial judge and subsequent...

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Update: 1 Worker, 2 Pedestrians Hit in Scaffolding Collapse

This story is an update on a story from earlier today. This is a new and developing story. Three people were hurt when a 20-foot section of scaffolding fell onto a Brooklyn sidewalk. Crews were working on taking apart large metal rods and panels at around 11 in the morning on Saturday when the scaffolding collapse near Brooklyn Borough Hall. The scaffolding hit one worker and two pedestrians and caused injury to all three of them. A witness, Jennifer Harvey, has this to say about the accident, ““We just all of a sudden heard a crashing of the scaffolding, and then people screaming.” The worker...

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Man Killed in Colonie Industrial Accident

Last week, a man was killed in an industrial accident that happened on Sunday morning. The incident occurred in Colonie, New York, at TNT Landscaping and Excavating. This location was at 117 Morris Road. The victim was a 61-year-old man who was alone at the business when he became pinned between two pieces of equipment. He died instantly from head trauma. This information comes from police who were there. The identity of the victim hasn’t been released yet. He was taken to Albany Medical Center where an autopsy was performed. OSHA was contacted, and they are investigating. Did you lose a loved one in...

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