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Construction Accidents

Surprise Crane Inspections by DOB

In New York City, high winds are not uncommon. Across the area, construction crews are required to ensure that huge cranes are secured properly. The Department of buildings was making surprise inspections last week to see if construction companies were in compliance with these regulations. They went to a construction site in Brooklyn where a site had to be shut down because of a glitch on a device that measured wind speed on the crane. DOB inspector Michael Linton said, “(The device) must be operational before they resume activity.” In 2016, a crane came crashing down on a windy morning and killed a passerby....

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More Information on Construction Accident Lawyers in NYC

After you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you might be asking yourself if you need a personal injury lawyer or not. It can take time for you to recover from the accident, and you are likely overwhelmed by everything that is going on. Adding the legal matters on top of everything else can seem stressful, but you do not have to go this route alone. A personal injury lawyer can help you with the whole legal process from filing your claim to taking it to court if that becomes necessary. Having the help of an attorney will lift the burden off...

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A New Law Seeks to Prevent Construction-Related Deaths

A new law in New York City is looking to decrease the number of construction accidents and deaths. Last year, construction accidents took the lives of 12 workers in New York City. This information comes from the Department of Buildings. In Queens alone, three workers were killed and 95 were injured last year. Local Law 196 was passed and signed by Mayor de Blasio last October, and it went into effect on March 1. It mandates that workers and supervisors must draft a site safety plan and go through safety training. This law seeks to improve safety conditions and prevent accidents in...

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Construction Workers Honored on 10-Year Anniversary

In March, six construction workers who died in a fatal crane collapse were honored at a 10-year-anniversary ceremony in Midtown. The families and friends of the six construction workers gathered together to mark the anniversary of the event and to remember and honor their loved ones. This accident occurred 10 years ago when the workers were at a construction site. A reverend at the ceremony said, “We are here today not for how our brothers died, but more importantly how our brothers lived and how our brothers loved.” The memorial occurred at the site where the accident happened at around E. 51st St....

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Construction Worker in Brooklyn Rescued

In February, a rescue crew pulled a man to safety after a collapse happened at a construction site in Brooklyn. This happened in late February. The accident happened on the 4000 block of Rutland Road in the Wingate section at around 12:30 in the afternoon. According to the FDNY, a vacant 100-year-old building that was under deconstruction partially collapsed. The man was trapped under the debris, which buried him up to his waist. The man was trapped in the rubble under a beam. He was trapped for nearly an hour and a half. Officials say that the man was conscious when...

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Two Construction Workers Die in Accidents on Same Day

Two Construction Workers Die in Accidents on Same Day

Construction accidents can be frequent in New York City. Two construction workers were killed on the same day while working construction. The two incidents were completely separate and lead to the deaths of two people. An accident in Queens led to the death of a 33-year-old when he fell down an elevator shaft while working on a Manhattan hotel project. A 26-year-old construction worker was also killed on the same day when he fell to his death in Queens. This incident happened just a few hours after the incident in Manhattan. This victim was working on a bathroom in Rego Park when...

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A Nonprofit Wants Construction Worker’s Death to Be Investigated

A Nonprofit Wants Construction Worker’s Death to Be Investigated

A nonprofit organization wants a construction worker’s death to be investigated. An Ecuadorian construction worker was killed by a forklift at a worksite in the Jamaica area. An immigrant rights group that he was a member of wants answers about what happened and what caused the accident. The victim was Edgar Pazmino. His peers at New Immigrant Community Empowerment want justice and to know what happened. The 34-year-old was killed on March 13 when some machinery he had been working with pinned him against the wall of a luxury condo. This happened near 89th Avenue and 150th Street. The group doesn’t understand...

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Study Finds 222 NY Metro Workplace Deaths Happened in 2016

Study Finds 222 NY Metro Workplace Deaths Happened in 2016

Further reporting on the important study done on workplace safety in New York has found that there were 222 deaths in the Greater New York Metro area related to workplace accidents. This information is from 2016. This is the same number of fatalities related to workplace accidents in the prior year. This information comes from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data looked at the New York/Newark/New Jersey/and Pennsylvania metropolitan area. The number of workplace deaths has ranged from 145 in the year 2010 to 236 in the year 2004. The biggest number of workplace deaths happened because of vehicle...

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Controversial Scaffold Law in New York Under Critical Eye

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health published findings on worksite safety in the state based on a year of data and research that comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the New York City Department of Buildings. This study found that the state as a whole had a higher fatality rate than New York City. The NYC Scaffold Safety Law requires contractors to provide all of their workers with proper safety equipment while they are working on high-rises. This law says that if a worker doesn’t receive this safety equipment and...

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Construction Worker Deaths in New York on Rise

Construction Worker Deaths in New York on Rise

Construction worker fatalities are on the rise in New York. These fatalities are continuing to rise as rampant safety violations continue to be a problem. This information comes from an annual report that was released by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. According to this report, fatal injuries in the industry of construction have increased across the state to 71 in 2016. This is up from 50 in 2014. But, construction worker deaths in New York City did decrease from 28 to 21. The study found that the leading cause of deaths was from falls. They accounted for...

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