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Useful Tips for Evaluating Safety on Your NYC Construction Site Job


Far too often, New York City construction workers must tell their project supervisors and managers when basic safety standards are not being met. Although this places an unfair burden on workers eager to keep their jobs, alerting supervisors to serious OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) violations can help greatly reduce injuries and save lives. During daily or weekly construction site training sessions or meetings, supervisors have a duty to remind all workers of the most common safety violations – and provide further learning material by placing OSHA safety posters near check-in areas (or timeclocks) and locker areas. All construction workers (and...

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New York City Ladder Accident Attorneys

Ladder accidents remain far too common in the construction industry and often result in traumatic brain injuries or even death. A study conducted by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) found that almost half of all deadly workplace falls involved ladders. During one recent year, close to 600 workers died after falling from higher levels on the job. Another 47,000 were so seriously injured that they had to take one or more days off work to recover. Clearly, everyone needs to learn more about ladder safety, especially those who regularly work in the construction industry. The following information includes useful terms and definitions...

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Queens Ladder Accident Lawyers

Now that falls have become the third leading cause of unintentional deaths in this country, all Americans must adopt better safety habits -- especially when using ladders. During one recent year, close to 32,000 people died after suffering serious falls at home or at work. Furthermore, falls remain the leading cause of death for construction workers. Roughly half of all fatal falls involve ladders and dropping 20 feet or less. At present, construction workers suffer about seven times more dangerous falls than those employed in other industries. According to the National Safety Council, nearly all falls are preventable, regardless of where...

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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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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

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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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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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OSHA May Levy Fines Following A Workplace Fall From Ladder Or Scaffold

A March 2014 press release from the U.S. Department of Labor has outlined the findings of an investigation into a fatal fall from scaffolding. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched the investigation following the accident that occurred on September 20, 2013 at East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, Ga. Fall From Scaffolding A worker 42 years of age was working on scaffolding outside of a residence hall that put him about 19-feet off the ground. He subsequently fell from the scaffolding and did not survive. Now, OSHA has found that the employer, Jack Smiley, d/b/a Smiley Plaster Company, was at fault...

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Leading Cause of Construction Accidents: A Fall from a Ladder or Scaffold

Although there are many types of construction accidents, by far the most common one is a fall from a ladder or scaffold. In fact, there are so many of these types of falls that OSHA has developed a fall safety campaign to help bring awareness to these injuries, as many can be prevented by using safe practices in the workplace. Falls often happen whenever the right ladder for the job is not provided. The ladder may not be tall enough or be capable of carrying the right amount of weight. It can be expensive to have multiple ladders on hand for...

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