Construction Accident

Hazard Communication Protects Employees

By WRSH on January 24, 2018 - Comments off

Hazard communication saves lives every single day in New York. Not only is letting workers know about potential hazards required by law, but it is a common-sense way to ensure people understand what they are handling—and don’t get hurt. Read the rest »

 

Facts on the “Fatal Four”

By WRSH on January 15, 2018 - Comments off

The term “fatal four” refers to the four types of hazards most common on construction worksites. These hazards account for almost 60% of all deaths that occur during construction. Recognizing and understanding these hazards can greatly reduce a worker’s chances of being seriously injured or killed by one of them. The fatal four are: Read the rest »

 

Is 3D Printing Safe for Construction?

By WRSH on November 4, 2017 - Comments off

The construction industry is often on the forefront of new technology, whether it involves tools and machinery or the materials from which a building is made. Technology is meant to make tasks less expensive, but new developments can also make buildings safer. Read the rest »

 

Are Workers Liable for Materials They Leave Behind?

By WRSH on October 22, 2017 - Comments off

site-1507007_1920With so much construction and remodeling going on in New York, there is a very real chance of running into materials or debris left behind by a construction crew after a project ends. When this happens, if you are injured or sustain property damage, then you may be able to hold the company liable for causing your damages. Read the rest »

 

Deaths from Trench Collapses Increase (So Do Fines)

By WRSH on October 6, 2017 - Comments off

trench-2750948_1920The number of fatalities due to trench collapses at worksites more than doubled from 2015 to 2016. (Though falls remain the most dangerous type of workplace injury.) Trench collapses at New York construction sites are usually caused by improper safety techniques, lack of training, or a failure by those in charge to keep the site safe. Read the rest »

 

Sidewalk Sheds: Safety Precaution or Threat to Health and Safety?

By WRSH on September 30, 2017 - Comments off

construction-1210677_1920Ever-present sidewalk sheds, or sidewalk scaffolds, have become a contentious issue in New York over the past decade. While city laws require scaffolds to protect citizens from crumbling facades and potential dangers, many building owners have left them up for extended periods of time. Read the rest »

 

Cranes Present a Looming Danger in New York

By WRSH on September 24, 2017 - Comments off

crane-1650920_1920Crane accidents are, thankfully, among the rarest accidents that occur at construction sites, but when they do happen, the damage can be tremendous. Massive cranes falling from great heights pose a risk not only to the workers of construction sites but also to innocent pedestrians and other bystanders on New York streets. Crane accidents pose a threat not only to people but also to property; even in situations where deaths and injuries have been mercifully low, the property damage has still been immense. After any accident, it is important to make sure those responsible are held accountable for what happened. Read the rest »

 

New York Construction Deaths Are on the Rise

By WRSH on September 20, 2017 - Comments off

waldorf-astoria-169387_1920Construction jobs continue to be the most dangerous workplaces in New York in terms of injuries and fatalities. While overall numbers of workplace fatalities in the city are on the decline, the number of construction fatalities in New York has gone up over the last few years. This may, in part, be due to a reduction in the number of workplace inspections occurring in New York, increasing the chance of a dangerous situation going unnoticed. Since the number of OSHA workers has also decreased in recent years, it is entirely possible that these numbers will continue to rise. Read the rest »

 

Avoid Common Construction Site Accidents

By WRSH on August 29, 2017 - Comments off

Work accidentConstruction sites are arguably the most dangerous workplaces in New York, offering numerous opportunities for getting hurt. Read the rest »

 

Crowbar Falls From East Side Construction Site, Hits Taxi

By WRSH on June 12, 2017 - Comments off

contruction-worker-caseConstruction sites are known as risky places.

There are numerous dangers for those on site—and they can also pose a danger to pedestrians and vehicles around them. These dangers can take many forms, not the least of which are “falling objects from scaffolding and rooftops,” as one New York taxicab found out. Read the rest »

 


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