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December 17, 2023

NYC Construction Accidents Surge

Official 2014 construction accident injury data is in from the New York City Department of Buildings. It would seem that in these modern times construction workers should be able to feel safer on construction sites, with advances in safety practices and equipment design. Sadly, this is not so. In New York City, with its constant […]
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December 17, 2023

NY Scaffold Law: 130 Years of Worker Protection

A law unique to New York protects construction workers in elevation-related tasks with risks of falls or being hit by falling objects. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. So goes the old adage; and in the case of the New York Scaffold Law, supporters of the statute agree that current efforts to undermine the […]
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December 17, 2023

Legal Remedies for Injured NYC Painters

New York painters are at occupational risk at construction sites. Every day throughout New York City, construction projects are buzzing as the city continually renews itself. While people may not think right away about the involvement of painters as part of the construction team, they contribute heavily to most projects and in doing so are […]
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December 17, 2023

NYC Renovation and Demolition Worker Injury Risk

New York City construction workers involved in demolition and renovation are at risk of injury. In October 2014, WABC-TV New York reported that two construction workers on Long Island were trapped in concrete and wire debris when the heavy ceiling of the unoccupied Nassau County Department of Social Services collapsed on them during remediation and […]
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December 17, 2023

NYC Subway Construction Accident Injures Worker

In August 2014, an experienced construction worker was involved in a serious construction accident on the job far underground during subway construction in the vicinity of 84h Street and Second Avenue in New York City. His left leg was reportedly struck extremely hard by a runaway flexible rubber hose used to deliver liquid concrete, causing […]
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December 17, 2023

Liability in Fatal NY Construction Worker Accidents

The construction industry can be hazardous to the health and safety of its workers. On September 23, 2014, a 27-year-old construction worker from Jersey City was crushed to death in Manhattan when a concrete slab from the foundation of an adjacent building fell on him during excavation work for a new hotel. The New York […]
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December 14, 2023

Legal Remedies for NYC Forklift Accidents

Forklift use at New York construction sites is heavily regulated. In the month of June 2014 alone, New York City experienced two fatal construction-site accidents that involved forklifts. First, 22-year-old Gustavo Tapia was reportedly crushed against a wall in Brooklyn when trying to push a manned, electric forklift up a ramp. The next week, 54-year-old […]
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December 14, 2023

Rising Worker Accidents in Construction Rebound

Nearly five years after the construction industry crashed, building picked up in New York City. In the first three months of 2013, the city’s construction industry had a 13.7 percent increase in active bidding for new construction projects compared with a year ago. The new construction, which may be attributed in part to rebuilding after […]
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