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New York Construction Accident Lawyers Discuss Workplace Amputations

Far too often, hardworking men and women suffer severe amputation injuries while carefully handling their daily jobs. While most of these cases are addressed by our state’s workers compensation system – others may still justify the filing of a separate civil action against the employer. If you’ve suffered any type of workplace amputation, you need to recover for all past medical expenses, pain and suffering – as well as all past and future lost earnings. How Common Are Workplace Amputation Injuries? OSHA (the Occupational Safety & Health Administration) reports that during 2015, workers suffered 10,388 severe injuries. Of that total, 7,636 led...

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NY Construction Site Accident Lawyer Discusses OSHA Ladder Safety Standards for Construction Sites

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) helps protect all workers from unsafe working conditions explains New York construction site accident lawyer, Arkady Frekhtman, at the Frekhtman & Associates law firm. All employers are urged to regularly review OSHA safety standards with their work site managers and employees to be sure everything is properly handled according to all of the governing safety guidelines set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). In CFR 29, Part Number 1926 of Safety and Health Regulations for Construction addresses proper workplace standards for the use of both Stairways and Ladders. Here’s a...

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Attorneys Help with Construction Site Accident Elevation Related Accidents

On August 10th, another construction worker fell four stories while working on building in Midwood, Brooklyn, according to PIX11. The man arrived at Kings County Hospital in critical condition following the accident states one of the New York City construction site accident lawyers at the F&A injury law center. The Buildings Department revealed that the building had prior safety violations as recently as February of this year.  At that time they received a “work stop” order until they corrected the violation. Too many construction workers fall from significant heights while working, particularly in the New York City area. OSHA and other agencies...

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Scaffolding Accident Lawyer Discusses OSHA Penalties For Scaffolding Dangers

According to a July 6, 2016, OSHA press release, an administrative law judge upheld penalties imposed on a general contractor involved in the construction of a 23-story building at 325 West 33rd Street in Manhattan, New York City ("NYC"). A NYC scaffolding accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm discusses this case and the rationale for imposing penalties on contractors for safety violations. Contractor Previously Cited Previously, the Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) found that the contractor failed to protect workers on scaffolds from potentially fatal falls of up to 26 feet. As a result of its investigation, OSHA previously cited...

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Construction Site Accident Lawyer Discusses Fatal Connecticut Accident

A worker died at the site of a Connecticut sewer repair project when he was hit by a backhoe explains a New York City construction site accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm. Officers with both the New Haven police and the West Haven police responded when the accident occurred along Route 1 on Tuesday, June 22. The individual worked for a construction company based in West Haven. Victim of Blunt-force Trauma The New Haven Register reported that the victim was a 56-year-old victim from Bethany. Authorities said he somehow ended up in a truck carrying hot asphalt. According to the...

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Scaffold Accident Lawyer Discusses 60 Foot Fall At Hospital Work Site

According to a story in the Hartford Courant, a construction worker suffered critical injuries on Thursday, June 2, at a Hartford Hospital work site at 31 Seymour Street. The worker fell when a "rolling scaffold" separated from the building, according to an assistant area director for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Man Falls Over 60 Feet The scaffolding collapse occurred sometime before 10:45 a.m. The 47-year-old man fell an estimated 61 feet, although witnesses said he was still able to move after the fall. A fellow worker told reporters he didn't see the scaffolding collapse, but he heard a loud...

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Crane Accident Lawyer Identifies Complexities in Recent Construction Accident

New York City remains one of the hottest construction markets in the United States.  In fact, as reported in Construction Drive, commercial and multifamily construction outpaced every other city in 2015. "The total dollar value of all construction projects initiated in the five boroughs reached $40.9 billion in 2015, a jump of 53 percent from 2014 when construction starts totaled $26.7 billion and more than double the $19.9 billion in starts realized in 2013," according to Real Estate Weekly. As a result, a concurrent rise in construction accidents has accompanied the  construction boom, and crane accidents have played a role in...

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Why Forklift Overturn Accidents Happen

To the inexperienced person, forklift operation seems straightforward. However, avoiding a forklift accident is not obvious. Tipping a forklift over is as easy as turning a corner too quickly, or lifting an unstable load too high in the air. There are many ways that forklift accidents can happen, and therein lies the difficulty of their use. Of the different types of forklift accidents, forklift overturns are the leading cause of fatalities. Operators who are thrown off or attempt to jump off an overturning forklift may suffer fatal crush injuries. How overturns happen is discussed next. Cornering too quickly. The forklift's small turn...

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Construction site accident lawyer discusses common injuries among workers

According to a construction site accident lawyer at the F&A Injury Law Firm in New York City, The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated more than 2.1 million workers employed in the construction industry during 2015. This work is essential – both for maintaining critical infrastructure across the U.S. as well as continually improving the standard of living. Unfortunately, construction brings with it a number of occupational hazards. Despite best precautions and regulations designed to protect individuals, construction site accidents still occur. Workers can help prevent these accidents by adhering to safe practices as well becoming aware of these common construction site injuries: Burns Chemical,...

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Three Common Causes of a Fall from a Ladder

NYC construction accident lawyers at F&A Injury Law Firm discuss three common reasons for a fall from a ladder. Compared to cutting tools such as a chainsaw, ladders look harmless enough. However, a fall from a 20 foot ladder on to your side or on to uneven ground can cause serious injury or death. Ladders account for the bulk of all fall injuries treated in U.S. Emergency rooms. The reason for this is their utility and straightforwardness of use. There are few projects or work situations that don't require them, and their simplicity causes workers to take them for granted. Three...

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