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Walls Cave in as Employers Ignore Safety Standards In Case Of Trench Accident

Although many workers face serious dangers when handling trench work on New York City construction sites, unskilled or apprentice workers must often handle the most dangerous tasks. And even when criminal charges are considered after a trench worker dies, employers often escape such liability. Yet despite the difficulties of getting appropriate trench safety training to all workers and supervisors, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and groups like NUCA (the National Utility Contractors Association) keep fighting for better standards and conducting user surveys. NUCA has also sponsored activist programs like the Trench Safety Stand Down. What follows is a brief review...

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New York Construction Accident Lawyers

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Need Help For A Construction Accident? Every day construction workers go to work in the morning wanting to earn their salary in exchange for an honest day's work. Unfortunately, many general contractors and construction site owners fail to abide by safety rules endangering workers. A new york construction accident lawyer familiar with the New York Labor Law statutes as well as workers' comp can truly help the injured construction worker. Construction work is dangerous and work sites throughout New York City can be hazardous. For this reason, NY law protects workers, especially from elevation or gravity-related accidents. The trial lawyers at the F&A Injury Law Firm have...

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How to Minimize Construction Site Dangers During the Pandemic In New York

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Now that we know that the COVID-19 pandemic will be around for another year or two, we must make sure that all construction site employers follow the best safety guidelines. To help meet this challenge, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has created detailed workplace recommendations. Since these guidelines are rather comprehensive, it will help to review them based on each of the specific construction safety topics they address. Both employers and workers must alter many past work practices to keep everyone safe from COVID-19 and regular construction site dangers. Subjects addressed include the need to create multiple teams and shifts,...

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

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Millions of employees get injured at the workplace. Thousands of these cases involve serious injuries and even death. Injury at work can result in serious consequences, leaving you impaired from working for weeks, months or even years. Employees who are injured at the workplace are entitled to compensation for their injuries, and in death cases the families are entitled to compensation. In some cases, someone other than the employer may be responsible for the accident, which means you might be able to pursue compensation beyond the money that you are entitled to receive under the regular workers comp claim. As a...

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Construction Accident Lawyer Notes Serious Event At Major Bridge

An early morning construction accident at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has seriously injured a worker. At approximately 2:34 a.m. on October 29, a 61-year-old project inspector from Queens was reportedly working in a closed construction area near the toll plaza. He is employed by STV, a firm providing inspection and consultant services during an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project. Asphalt Truck Involved According to the New York Police Department, a truck delivering asphalt was backing up. The inspector apparently saw the truck moving and attempted to get out of its way. However, at that moment, the truck driver reportedly turned into the path of...

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Construction Accident Lawyer Discusses TriBeCa Crane Collapse

A large crane collapsed in Manhattan's TriBeCa neighborhood on Friday, February 5. The accident happened at Worth Street between Church Street and West Broadway just before 8:30 a.m. Wrecking Ball and Crane The New York Post reports that the crane was swinging a wrecking ball about 15-18 stories up before the collapse. As the crane came down it crushed a number of cars. Debris covered at least one city block. Injuries and At Least One Fatality Dispatchers received the first call about the crane collapse at 8:24 a.m. Numerous first responders and multiple ambulances arrived at the scene. According to ABC 7 News, a...

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Construction site accident lawyer looks at 2nd Avenue Subway worker injury

There's a massive ongoing construction project under Manhattan's 2nd Avenue on a subway line that will be ready for public usage in phases; the first phase opening is slated for 2016. With the construction of this subway line also comes the possibility of worker injuries. One recent example was a construction worker who was apparently injured when operating a hose for pouring concrete. The hose was swinging out of control and struck him in the leg, badly injuring him. As reported in an article on the incident, the construction worker recalls the following: "When I woke, I had no control of my...

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The dangers of getting trapped under equipment: Speak with a New York construction site accident lawyer

Working at a construction site has its risks. But if you're an employee at a construction company, you also depend on other people to help make your environment as safe as possible and not expose you to unnecessary dangers. Among the dangers you could face at a construction site is getting trapped under heavy equipment or other heavy objects. This kind of scenario could cause serious injuries, including paralysis. It may also kill you. Recently in Watertown, for example, a construction company employee was moving heavy equipment when he reportedly got trapped under it. The injuries proved fatal. After any such accident, whether...

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Construction Site Accident Lawyer Discusses Facial Injury at Manhattan Building Renovation

he New York City Buildings Department issued a partial stop-work order regarding the use of scaffolding following a construction accident on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Worker Hit in the Face According to the New York Daily News, a construction worker was seriously injured on Tuesday, December 15, when a falling object struck him in the face at the site of a building renovation. Officials said that the worker was on the second floor of a four-story building at West 86th Street and West End Avenue when another worker allegedly dropped the piece of construction material. The injured worker reportedly suffered a significant facial...

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