Construction Accidents

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To provide your best effort and performance while at work, you need to be able to fully focus on your job. However, it is impossible to focus if you are concerned about your health and safety at the workplace. You have the right to expect your employer to protect you…

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The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) works throughout the city overseeing and monitoring construction projects. This department ensures that construction sites are safe, buildings are well-constructed, and that property managers and owners keep their property up to code. The DOB helps keep construction workers and civilians stay safe…

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Roofing is one of the most dangerous jobs in construction. Not only do you have to work on an elevated surface, but when a roof is under construction, it may be unstable and can cause a severe accident. If a roof collapses on a construction site, workers are at risk…

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Aerial work platforms are vital pieces of equipment that are utilized all over New York, whether for construction or maintenance. The most common types of lifts include boom (telescopic or articulating) lifts, cherry pickers, scissor lifts, and spider lifts. While this equipment is crucial for jobs that require workers to…

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For months, municipalities around the country competed against each other in hopes of luring the new Amazon second headquarters to their areas. Significant tax incentives were offered along with a variety of other perks to attract upwards of 25,000 well-paying jobs. When the dust had settled, New York City was…

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An August 10th, 2018 construction death has been described as a freak accident, but details of the incident indicate it could have been preventable. The death occurred when a worker utilizing a saw fell, bringing the saw down with him. The saw cut into his neck, killing him. There are…

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A retaining wall serves one purpose, but it is a very important purpose. Retaining walls are engineered and built to hold back thousands of pounds of earth, stone, or other materials. These safety structures are used in a variety of circumstances, whether at roadside or in homes or around commercials…

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Construction work generates a great deal of debris, especially during the demolition phase. Tearing down drywall, pulling out framing, and cutting through block and concrete generates not only dangerous dust (requiring the use of face masks) but also large chunks of wood, cement, and other materials. This detritus must be…

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