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Category Archives: Construction Accidents

The Fatal Four: Construction Site Hazards That Cause the Most Deaths

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Construction sites tend to be dangerous with the safety of its workers constantly at risk. This is particularly the case when construction companies, building owners and contractors are lax or don’t make it a priority to provide safety training to all workers and equip them with much-needed protective devices. Construction accidents have the potential to […]

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Collapsed Scaffolding Injures Pedestrians in Midtown Manhattan

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Two pedestrians suffered injuries after being struck by falling bricks in Midtown Manhattan the morning of Tuesday, June 11. According to an ABC news report, the incident occurred at 42 West 39th Street. The scaffold reportedly came loose sending bricks from the façade of a building down onto the sidewalk and the sidewalk shed. The […]

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The Role of Protective Gear in Preventing Construction Accidents and Injuries

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Construction accident injuries and fatalities are skyrocketing once again in New York City with the increase in building activity. According to city data, construction accident deaths have increased 33 percent compared to five years ago. Worksite injuries are up a staggering 221 percent within that same time period. Contractors and construction companies are looking to […]

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Construction Worker Fatally Injured After Falling 30 Feet at Midtown Site

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A worker fell nearly 30 feet on May 18 at a construction site next to Grand Central. According to an NBC New York news report, the 49-year-old man was working at 333 Madison Avenue between 43rd and 44th streets when he fell from the fifth to the second floor. The victim was then transported to […]

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Worker Critically Injured in Brooklyn Construction Accident

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A worker suffered life-threatening injuries in a Brooklyn construction accident after officials said he plunged 10 feet onto a concrete floor while working on an unfinished stairwell. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the worker who suffered major head trauma, was using a long crowbar to pry loose a wooden plank […]

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New York City Construction Accident Injuries and Fatalities Are on the Rise

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Construction has become the deadliest job in New York City with statistics showing that accidents, injuries and deaths are on the rise. According to a CBS2 news release, last month thousands gathered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to mourn 16 workers who died this past year in construction accidents. Three workers died in the month of […]

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Four People Killed in Crane Collapse at Google Campus in Seattle

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A large construction crane collapsed on to a busy downtown Seattle street, killing four people. According to a USA Today news report, the tragic incident occurred Saturday afternoon when the construction crane, which was operating at a construction site on Google’s campus crashed onto Mercer Street. A Seattle Pacific University student who was in a […]

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Four Facts About New York Scaffolding Accidents

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Just about every construction site requires its crewmembers to use or work from scaffolds. Bricklayers, masons, carpenters, ironworkers and painters all have to work from heights and typically, there is some type of staging or scaffolding that helps them do their jobs. However, it is important to understand that scaffolding, which enables workers to access […]

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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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