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Useful Tips for Evaluating Safety on Your NYC Construction Site Job

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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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NYC Construction Site Accident Attorneys Examine the Evidence: Worker Deaths Are On the Rise

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Whenever construction workers face greater safety risks, New York City Council members often engage in questionable debates that fail to aggressively address key problems. After Councilman Jumaane D. Williams proposed new safety training and other changes back in January of 2017, his suggestions were put aside while other matters received greater attention. It was not until additional crises took place that decisive action was taken to explain NYC construction site accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm. More Deaths Precipitated a Push Forward Finally, after two Manhattan construction workers died on the same day in September 2017, the safety training proposals...

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Brooklyn Demolition Accident Lawyer

There is a serious shortage of space in Brooklyn, which makes demolition projects common. While most people imagine a wrecking ball when thinking about demolition, there are many types within construction. Workers may tear down a wall with a sledgehammer and knock out other structures. These aspects of demolition all have one thing in common, they can be very dangerous. The injuries resulting from a demolition accident are often catastrophic. Workers can get injured by the amount of debris flying around during demolition. Those on the job site when a building is completely demolished while they are still in the area...

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Brooklyn Engineer Faces Charges for Fatal Work Site Collapse in NY

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Brooklyn engineer Abraham Hertzberg has been charged due to negligence which led to a construction worker’s (Lauro Ortega ) death. The worker died on the construction site which led to the arrest of the site owner. The engineer of a Construction site located in Brooklyn faced charges. A construction worker of this Brooklyn construction site died, after which site owner was arrested for manslaughter, a week later. Hertzberg who is a licensed engineer faked an authority personal signature to mislead the Buildings Department regarding details of the certifying personnel. Site owner William Lattarulo was charged with failing to brace the building which he...

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Brooklyn Scaffold Accident Lawyers

Scaffolds are an integral part of a construction project allowing workers to work at the properly designated height on the exterior of a structure. However, scaffolds often lead to serious accidents and injuries when not properly set up, maintained, and erected. The Brooklyn scaffold accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm are action driven trial lawyers with a passion to prosecute construction accident lawsuits quickly through the court system to obtain maximum results. Causes of Scaffold Accidents Poor scaffold erection, set up, and or construction. Workers using the wrong type of construction equipment for the job being performed including the...

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Brooklyn Construction Injury Lawyer

Accidents can occur at construction sites even with the proper safety equipment and training. These accidents are sometimes the result of the reckless or careless actions of a site manager or a reckless employee. When this is the case, an individual may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim or, if they are a worker, seek benefits through a workers’ compensation claim. The process of recovering compensation differs greatly depending upon the facts of an individual case. A Brooklyn construction injury lawyer could help individuals who were injured on a construction site understand their legal rights and options...

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Brooklyn Degloving Injury Attorneys

Degloving injuries are very serious injuries where the skin, soft tissues, tendons and muscles are ripped off the bone akin to removing a glove from your hand. One of the primary causes of degloving injuries are pedestrian, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents where an individual is dragged by a car along the roadway or run over by a vehicle. Another major cause is industrial or work accidents involving large equipment or machinery such as tractors, conveyor belts, forklifts, drill presses, cranes, back hoes, and similar equipment. Degloving injuries occur when someone’s arm or foot gets caught in a machine and pulled or...

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