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NYC Construction Site Accident Law Firm Discusses Safety Tips for Decreasing Scaffolding Accidents

The U. S Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that over two million American employees regularly work on scaffolds while handling various building and construction projects. As they balance themselves on these elevated, temporary work platforms, about 4,500 employees are injured and another 50 lose their lives due to accidents. Most scaffolding injuries occur when an employee slips, the planks or supports suddenly give way – or the worker is hit by a falling object. The most common types of scaffolds used are: (1) those supported by load-bearing poles or frames, (2) suspended scaffolding, and (3) aerial (or scissor) lifts. Workers...

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Scaffold Accident Lawyer Discusses 60 Foot Fall At Hospital Work Site

According to a story in the Hartford Courant, a construction worker suffered critical injuries on Thursday, June 2, at a Hartford Hospital work site at 31 Seymour Street. The worker fell when a "rolling scaffold" separated from the building, according to an assistant area director for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Man Falls Over 60 Feet The scaffolding collapse occurred sometime before 10:45 a.m. The 47-year-old man fell an estimated 61 feet, although witnesses said he was still able to move after the fall. A fellow worker told reporters he didn't see the scaffolding collapse, but he heard a loud...

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