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Category Archives: Construction Accidents

Rash of Construction Accident Fatalities in New York City Raises Concerns

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Three fatal construction accidents in New York City in just one week has city officials and safety advocates concerned once again about the dangers faced by construction workers and laborers in a city where the building and rebuilding never seems to stop. According to a report in The Real Deal, the most recent incident was […]

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Construction Worker on Scaffold Struck and Killed by Heavy Stone Slab

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A 51-year-old worker who was doing repair work on a brick building in Manhattan died from his injuries after being struck on the head by a heavy stone slab. According to a report in The New York Times, the horrifying construction accident unfolded just before noon on Monday, April 8, as passers-by stood helplessly below […]

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Long Island Worker’s Legs Severed in Construction Accident

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A Long Island worker was seriously injured in a construction accident after his legs were severed below the knee when a large steel plate knocked him into a 10-foot hole and then landed on him. According to the New York Daily News, the worker was part of a crew installing a gas main under the […]

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Manhattan Construction Site Workers Suffer Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Nine workers were treated after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning at a residential construction site in Manhattan. According to a WABC news report, the incident occurred the afternoon of Feb. 5 at East 29th Street and Madison Avenue in the Flatiron District. The FDNY received a call about a worker feeling dizzy, and crews who responded […]

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The Danger of Falling Off Scaffolds and Ladders at Construction Sites

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Falls from scaffolds have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries or even fatalities. If you work in the construction industry, you know that despite the dangers associated with heavy machinery and equipment, the greatest danger faced by construction workers is falls. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the leading […]

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Report Shows Workplace Deaths in New York City Surged in 2017

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Workplace fatalities in New York City increased by 55 percent in 2017 although fatalities in the construction industry remained flat, The Wall Street Journal reported. The numbers, released by the U.S. Department of Labor, showed there were 87 workplace deaths in the five city boroughs in 2017, the highest level since 2008. That compared with […]

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New York City Construction Accidents and Injuries at their Highest

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Reported injuries due to construction accidents in New York City have been higher in 2018 than in any year of the post-recession building boom, according to a news report in Crain’s New York. Also, construction accident fatalities in 2018 will equal its highest number for recent years even when not taking into account the full […]

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What Are Some of the Most Common Causes of Falls from Scaffolds?

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Falls from scaffolds are among the most common causes of catastrophic or fatal construction-related injuries. A number of construction accidents that result in major injuries in New York City involve workers falling from scaffolds. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) more than 65 percent of laborers and workers in the construction industry, […]

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Victim’s Family Says Unsafe Work Site Caused Fatal Brooklyn Construction Accident

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The family of a 44-year-old construction worker who was killed in a construction accident after he was struck by falling debris the day before Thanksgiving is asking for a through investigation into the tragic incident, which they say was due to unsafe conditions at the worksite. According to a Pix11 news report, the worker was […]

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Criminal Charges Filed Against Construction Managers in NYC Crane Accident

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Prosecutors have filed charges against two construction managers in connection with an East Harlem construction accident in June 2018, which left two ironworkers with disabling injuries. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, prosecutors filed second-degree assault charges against the two employees. The workers were severely injured when a mini-crane that was lifting […]

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