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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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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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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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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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