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Construction Accidents

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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Warehouse Worker Dead After Being Crushed by Marble Slab

warehouse worker crushed to death in Queens

In Long Island City, Queens, a man was killed after being crushed to death by a marble slab. The incident occurred on March 20th, 2018. The man was a Long Island City worker, and he was crushed by a large marble slab while in a warehouse on Friday. This information was given by authorities to news sources. The victim was a 50-year-old man. He became trapped under the stone, and he received severe trauma to his neck area, officials had this to say. Medics came to the scene, and they pronounced him dead at the scene. This incident was reported to authorities...

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Construction Site Slips, Trips, and Falls

Construction Site Slips, Trips, and Falls The U. S. Department of Labor states in its online publication entitled, “Slips, Trips and Falls: Identification and Prevention” that over 17% of disabling job injuries occur due to falls. Furthermore, slips, trips and falls cause 15% of all this country’s accidental deaths – second only to auto accidents. About one-fourth of all annual job-related injuries are caused by these three accidental work events. Surely all employers can do a better job of handling worker safety. All employees deserve a safe work site where their good health is a priority. This is even in each employer’s...

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Brooklyn Construction Site Accident Lawyer Discusses Construction Safety Training: Help Prevent Deadly Ladder Injuries

Brooklyn Construction Site Accident Lawyer Discusses Safety Training  Construction workers should be aware of safety protocols that can prevent injuries and even save lives. Safety Tips for Construction Workers Who Use Ladders Construction workers should never climb up metal ladders without first making sure that the tops of the ladders are far enough away from nearby utility lines. Likewise, the bottom legs of all ladders must be carefully planted on flat, stable land to minimize chances of a fall. Share the Safety Tips & Follow OSHA Regs  These types of basic safety tips should be shared with all construction site employees during training sessions designed...

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NYC Construction Accident Attorneys Discuss How to Obtain Proper Care for Your Construction Site Amputation Injuries

Roughly 1.8 million Americans must daily cope with physical amputation injuries explain the NYC construction accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm. While some have such operations due to diabetes and other diseases, others incur them while working on construction sites (or getting penned inside vehicles during car accidents). Power press operators and others working with heavy machinery are especially likely to suffer injuries leading to the amputation of a finger, arm or hand. Many construction site workers also need lower body extremities amputated after falling from great heights or when their personal protection equipment fails to work properly. Being...

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