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Types of Construction Accidents in New York City

Types of Construction Accidents in New York City

The New York Labor Law’s intent was to protect construction workers because construction sites are inherently dangerous with workers facing the dangers of falling or being injured day in and day out as part of their jobs. This is why the NY law holds the landlord and general contractor absolutely liable for elevation related accidents.

Types of Construction Accidents

  • Ladder Accidents
  • Scaffold Accidents
  • Construction site debris trip and falls ; inadequate housekeeping, clean up or maintenance
  • Electrical accidents; electrocutions
  • Welding accidents
  • Logging, brazing, or cutting accidents
  • Building or structural failure or collapse
  • Fork lift, excavator, dumpster, compressor, or other construction machinery accidents
  • Explosions
  • Cave-ins
  • Crane Accidents
  • Masonry and Bricklaying accidents
  • Demolition or excavation accidents
  • Accidents involving power tools
  • Ironworker, Painter, Plumber, Roofer Accidents
  • Tunnel accidents
  • Commercial window cleaning accidents
  • Hoisting Accidents
  • Rigging Accidents
  • Falls due to holes in construction work surface
  • Falls into unguarded elevator shafts
  • Broken or snapped cable or rope accidents