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Top Causes of Fatal Construction Accidents – And How Companies Can Prevent Them

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Given all the daily dangers that construction workers face, many of us forget that those who accept these jobs are often motivated by a desire to support their local family members and those back home. In fact, one New York City government report noted that unlike other major metropolitan areas, immigrants often fill close to fifty-three percent (53%) of New York City’s construction jobs during some years. All construction workers deserve full protection against serious and fatal injuries Elsewhere in New York, immigrants only hold 18% of these jobs. And in the rest of this country, these workers frequently hold only 24%...

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What To Do In Case Of Forklift Accident In The Bronx


Table of Contents Forklift Accident Statistics Recent Bronx and Other New York City Forklift Accidents Practical Tips for Improving Forklift Safety Measures The Different Types of Training OSHA Requires for All Forklift Operator Trainees Forklift Accidents Frequently Happen Due to Other Highly Negligent Behaviors Most Common Physical Injuries Suffered Due to Forklift Accidents Contact Information FAQ Summary Table Key Points Details Statistics Highlighting the number of accidents, injuries, and fatalities caused by forklifts annually. Recent Accidents Discussing specific incidents in New York City involving forklifts. Safety Tips Offering advice on forklift maintenance, operation, and training to improve workplace safety. OSHA Training Describing the types of training required by OSHA for forklift...

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Hidden Risks of Construction Tools You Should Know

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As we move even further out of the pandemic slowdown, construction activity keeps increasing. Unfortunately, this is leading to an escalation of serious construction site accidents. In fact, the 2022 New York Construction Safety Report states that in 2022, there were 554 injuries and eleven (11) fatalities – compared to only 505 injuries and nine fatalities in 2021. The five most dangerous pieces of construction site equipment often play major roles in these new accidents. Construction site supervisors must share comprehensive safety guidelines with all their workers, especially when newer or refurbished pieces of equipment are being used. What follows is...

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Scaffolding Accidents: Who Is Responsible and What Can You Do?

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Compensation for Victims of Trip and Fall Accidents at Brooklyn Construction Sites While most slips, trips, and falls on construction sites involve workers falling from scaffolding or other high places, other deadly “falls” may simply involve tools and equipment falling and seriously hurting or even killing someone. At present, Brooklyn construction workers keep suffering too many of these types of fall injury accidents. Construction site supervisors must make sure that all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards are upheld daily, along with all state and local guidelines. Proper PPE (personal protective equipment) must be mandatory, and every worker should be required...

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What is the liability for trench collapse accidents at construction sites and who can be held responsible?


The year 2022 proved unusually catastrophic for trench workers on American construction sites. By late November, thirty-five deaths had already occurred. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) immediately shared this data with the public. That figure was twice as high as the previous year’s total of seventeen (17) trench-related fatalities. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. One industry publication has stated that 2022 may turn out to be the deadliest trench collapse year during the last decade. When construction site employees are seriously injured or lose their lives doing this type of work, our Queens...

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Helping Injured Construction Workers Recover and Transition After A Construction Accidents


Our law firm often meets injured construction workers who have suffered bad falls due to unstable scaffolding or faulty ladders. Still others request our help while recovering from serious injuries caused by falling objects on their construction sites. Although some workers do incur catastrophic injuries, many clients experience remarkable recoveries after undergoing surgeries and targeted rehabilitation programs. [table-of-content] Various medical & human resource professionals play key roles in client health journeys As clients’ cases move toward settlement, occupational and physical therapists often teach them how to draw upon their past work experiences as they learn new job skills. Even those who must adapt...

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New York City Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Since 1999, New Yorkers have been turning to the catastrophic injury lawyers at Frekhtman & Associates to help them recover maximum compensation. Specializing in serious and catastrophic injury litigation, the our law firm works tirelessly to build the strongest case possible to present to a jury achieving top verdicts and settlements. According to the New York State Department of Health, injuries constitute the main cause of death for New Yorkers aged 1-34. Not only this, but they are also among the top causes of death in other age groups. Actually, up to 7,000 New Yorkers die every year because of injuries. This...

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Forklift Accidents

One type of machinery often seen on constructions sites is a forklift. Forklifts are helpful in construction projects as they allow for the transport of heavy materials without individual workers having to lift and carry them. This relieves stress on their bodies and allows for more efficient construction work. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. Operators of forklifts must be trained on how to safely use this construction equipment. In New York City, owners and general contractors are under pressure to get the job done quickly. This leads to shortcuts in terms of safety, training, supervision, inspections,...

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Construction Accident Law

One of the most common construction site injuries is falling. Workers can experience severe injury from a variety of sources, typically involving scaffolding, ladders, or various other equipment carrying a risk of gravity-induced injury explains one of the construction accident lawyers at the Frekhtman and Associates injury law firm in Manhattan. In cases of particularly severe falls, permanent impairment, disability, or even death may result. However, even comparatively small falls can result in substantial claims for damages; in 2016, for example, one worker suffered a serious injury after falling only 12 inches through a small platform opening. Both the trial judge...

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Trench Collapse Accidents

Contact NYC Trench Collapse Accident Lawyers If you or a loved one was involved in a trenching accident, contact the construction accident lawyers specializing in trench accidents at the Frekhtman & Associates Injury Law Firm at (212) 222-1111. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. Excavating and trenching are sometimes necessary when performing construction projects. A trench is an area of excavation on a construction site where the depth is larger than the width of the excavated area. Trench work can be used to install cables, wires, piping, and other needed equipment below ground and under buildings. These activities have...

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