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November 1, 2020

Construction, Business Interests Attack NY's Scaffold Law - Again

New York Labor Law §240, commonly called the “Scaffold Law,” provides critical safety protections for workers who perform some of the most dangerous work in construction. The law creates strict liability for general contractors, property owners, and their agents when workers are injured while working at high elevations without proper safety equipment. This provides an […]
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October 21, 2020

The Importance of New York's "Scaffold Law"

Day after day, New York’s construction workers put their lives on the line. Many of these workers operate at dizzying heights to build the city’s iconic skyline. New York’s Labor Law 240, also called the “Scaffold Law,” was enacted to protect these workers, who are at an increased risk of injury or death due to […]
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October 20, 2020

Mast Climbers are an Oft-Overlooked Fall Risk

Falls remain one of the most common types of serious accidents on construction sites, yet one potential culprit is often overlooked: Mast climbers. While these machines have been available to use since the 1980s, they have become more common over the past decade. There are numerous incidents of worker injuries and fatalities tied to mast […]
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October 16, 2020

How Employers Must Ensure a Trench is Safe for Workers

Trenches are a well-known hazard on construction sites, even smaller projects. In March, three construction professionals were injured while doing work in a trench just 4-5 feet deep. They were reportedly removing some tree stumps around a two-story structure when the trench collapsed. Because of the elevated risk, the use of a trench comes with […]
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October 8, 2020

New Health and Safety Rules as New York Construction Reopens

This summer, New York City entered Phase One of the state’s Reopening Plan after construction shutdowns due to COVID-19. This means that construction work is resuming on sites that have appropriate permits and that follow the Interim Guidance for Construction Activities During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency published by New York State. Important Guidelines for […]
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October 3, 2020

Elevator-Related Construction Injuries: A Concerning Severity

Three construction workers are lucky to be alive after a four-story fall down an elevator shaft. The men were on a site in Brooklyn that was undergoing renovations and had been on a working platform in the shaft. Suddenly, that platform gave out. The three workers plunged four stories, ultimately landing in the basement. The […]
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October 3, 2020

Crane Accident Injures 22 in Texas

New Yorkers look up and see cranes high above construction sites around the city, sometimes more than one for a large site. Many no doubt wonder how two crane operators avoid bumping into or getting tangled up with each other. The answer is that they do not always prevent it. Cables Get Tangled For example, […]
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June 10, 2020

Taking Safety Seriously During High Winds

Nobody can control the weather, but we can control how we prepare and respond. In the construction industry, a prompt reaction to a period of high winds is vital to ensure worker safety. Here in New York, the city’s Department of Buildings regularly issues alerts when dangerous high winds are in the forecast. In these […]
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