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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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Ladder Safety On Construction Site In New York City Faqs

While multiple factors play a role in construction site ladder accidents, two of the most common ones involve poor placement of the ladder and workers reaching away for tools and materials. However, many workers suffer serious or fatal injuries because their employers provide them with the wrong types of ladders for the tasks being assigned. Construction site employers must provide all workers with proper ladder safety and fall protection training. Although staircase falls are the most numerous each year, the second most frequent type falls off ladders in the workplace. The following information notes critical ways that employers and workers can minimize dangers...

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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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New York City Scaffold Accident Lawyer

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Need Help After A Scaffold Accident In New York City? Each year construction workers are injured in accidents involving scaffolding. An expert construction accident attorney or scaffold accident lawyer is vital for analyzing and prosecuting a New York scaffold accident and obtaining maximum compensation. New York Labor Law 240 is sometimes called the scaffold law even though it applies to gravity-related incidents at construction sites and covers different types of nyc construction work. Scaffolding injuries are just one type of covered activity under Labor Law 240, a statute intended to protect the injured construction worker. The NY Labor Law applies to elevation-related...

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New York City Ladder Accident Lawyer

One of the most common types of construction accidents is a fall from a broken or defective ladder. It is important to hire a New York ladder accident injury lawyer to promptly investigate a ladder accident. Our construction accident attorneys use construction safety experts to inspect the ladder involved as well as the work site. Typical problems may include: placing a ladder on an uneven work surface placing the ladder on a nail, stone, or other construction debris which may cause the ladder to become unsteady using a ladder in a small space where it cannot fully open using an...

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