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NYC Falling Object Construction Accident Lawyers Discuss the Fatal Accident of a Former Heavyweight Boxer

According to NYC Falling Object Construction Accident Lawyers, a sixty year old former heavyweight boxer who went 10 rounds with Larry Holmes suffered a fatal construction site accident on a real estate development project in Camden, New Jersey. A piece of metal fell from a height striking David Bey, the former boxer who worked as a pile driver on construction sites for 37 years. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) is investigating this accident. OSHA has previously recognized the construction industry as one of the most hazardous jobs in America.  OSHA  research from 2015 shows that construction workers struck by...

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Electrical Accident Attorneys Discuss Equipment Touching Power Lines

Too often, construction equipment comes in contact with electrical lines, and powerful electrical currents pass through metal components to workers explains NYC electrical accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm. When this happens, electrical injuries or fatal electrocutions may occur. Tires Explode Electricity's power was dramatically illustrated during an explosive incident that happened on Tuesday, May 30. According to the Ionia Department of Public Safety, a Michigan construction accident occurred at about 1 p.m. in the 100 block of E. Washington. Wood TV, a local media outlet, reported that the accident involved a truck used to haul gravel. When the driver raised...

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Construction Site Accident Lawyer Discusses Elevation Related Accidents: How They Happen & What You Can Do

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Working in the construction industry can be extremely dangerous explains a NYC construction site accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm. Falls from ladders or scaffolds in New York result in significant injuries. There might also be objects that fall and strike workers. it's important to understand the various New York labor laws that exist to protect construction workers. Additionally, if you are injured on the job, you need to know what you can do. Labor Laws There are several New York labor laws that will help to protect you if you are in the construction industry. These are required of...

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Workers Fall From Scaffold Into Wet Concrete After Building Collapse

Sometimes, construction workers face the harrowing prospect of a building collapse in the course of their work. One of the dangers of construction work is a fall from a ladder or scaffold. Innocent bystanders may be victims as well. Depending upon the circumstances, workers comp and/or personal injury statutes may apply. Building Collapse Sends Workers into Wet Concrete Sometimes, new construction leads to collapses due to improper bracing, improper design or faulty construction techniques. On Friday, May 26, a building under construction partially collapsed in Oakland, California. A fire battalion chief said the collapse happened at around 9:30 a.m at 3093 Broadway,...

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NYC Construction Accident Attorney Discusses Common Welding & Burn Injuries Suffered on Construction Sites

Highly trained and experienced welders can suffer serious burn injuries while working on construction sites when sparks and spatter (hot metal) start flying explains a NYC construction accident attorney. Supervisors must regularly remind welders to always wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and keep an electrical fire extinguisher (Class C) nearby. Additional efforts must be made to minimize the chances of any electrical shocks occurring when welders must work near electricity. Here’s a look at the type of work welders and similar laborers do on a regular basis, along with safety tips that can help them avoid burn injuries. Common Tasks Assigned to...

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NYC Construction Site Accident Law Firm Discusses Safety Tips for Decreasing Scaffolding Accidents

The U. S Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that over two million American employees regularly work on scaffolds while handling various building and construction projects. As they balance themselves on these elevated, temporary work platforms, about 4,500 employees are injured and another 50 lose their lives due to accidents. Most scaffolding injuries occur when an employee slips, the planks or supports suddenly give way – or the worker is hit by a falling object. The most common types of scaffolds used are: (1) those supported by load-bearing poles or frames, (2) suspended scaffolding, and (3) aerial (or scissor) lifts. Workers...

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Construction Accident Lawyer Discusses Wind Turbine Accidents

On Tuesday, April 18, a crane accident at a Vermont wind farm killed the operator. This tragic event drew attention to the hazards inherent in wind turbine construction and maintenance. The growth of wind energy has quickly accelerated in recent years. In 2016, wind turbines generated about 5.5 percent of all electrical power in the United States. Since 2014, the efficiency of wind turbines has increased due to taller towers and longer blades. However, with the larger wind turbines come construction and maintenance challenges and new dangers for workers. Taller towers allow blades to reach higher into the sky where average wind speeds are...

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Queens Construction Accident Attorney: Roof Collapse Occurs After Crane Delivery

New York City crane accidents keep happening on a regular basis explains a Queens construction accident attorney at the F&A injury law firm in Forest Hills, Queens. Given the hectic pace involving the construction of new skyscrapers and the constant renovation work being done on older homes and office buildings, it’s perhaps a wonder that these tragedies don’t unfold even more often. On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, a crane operator dutifully delivered 2,000 pounds of ordered beams, sand, and concrete to the roof of a two-story family home in Astoria, Queens. Apparently unable to handle this heavy load, the roof collapsed....

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NY Crane Accident Attorneys Discuss a Recent Multi-Million Dollar Jury Award and Other Accidents

Crane safety is a key issue in the construction industry explains Arkady Frekhtman, one of the NY crane accident attorneys at the F&A construction injury law firm in Manhattan. Cranes that tower over skyscrapers, bridges and other structures are essential to the building process. Given the size and weight of this machinery, the potential for catastrophic accidents is a significant concern. Sometimes, collapsing or out-of-control crane booms strike workers or innocent bystanders. Severe injuries or loss of life often occur. Jury Awards Workers Millions Recently, a Texas crane accident resulted in a multi-million dollar award. According to the Houston Chronicle, on May...

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NYC Construction Site Accident Lawyer Points Out Dangers of High-Pressure Work Environments

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When companies feel pressured to meet certain goals, such as an important deadline or a specific level of earnings, they can wind up compromising worker safety. The Harvard Business Review recently reported a study evaluating companies that feel pressured to meet analysts' earnings predictions. When companies just meet the predicted level of earnings or barely exceed it, they have a higher rate of worker injuries and illnesses. This also holds true when comparisons are made across companies; companies that fall short of predicted earnings or more easily surpass them experience lower rates of worker injuries and illnesses than companies who have...

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