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Fall at Brooklyn Construction Site Injures Worker

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A 45-year-old worker was injured in a Brooklyn construction accident after he fell 15 feet down a shaft at the work site. According to a report in the New York Daily News, this was the third time since May that a worker has been injured at the site on Surf Avenue near West 35th Street […]

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Construction Manager Killed in Queens Wall Collapse

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A 67-year-old construction manager was fatally injured after he was buried in debris from a wall that collapsed inside a partially completed building in Queens. According to a New York Daily News report, the fatal construction accident occurred in a building on Beach 67th St. near Ocean Avenue North in Arverne. Firefighters worked to free […]

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Construction Worker Injured in Brooklyn Roof Collapse

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A worker has been hospitalized with severe injuries after a construction accident when part of a Bensonhurst school’s roof collapsed the morning of July 5. According to a News 12 report, the incident occurred at the Edward B. Shallow School on 16th Avenue. Officials said workers were doing routine maintenance on the building when a […]

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Two Construction Workers Injured in Long Island Scaffolding Collapse

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Two workers were severely injured in a construction accident after they fell 30 feet when their makeshift scaffolding collapsed Monday in Freeport, Long Island. According to a Newsday report, one worker was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and the other with critical injuries. Officials said the men were building a new home on South Bayview. They […]

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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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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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