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Construction Worker Killed Five Others Injured in Bronx Building Collapse

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A worker was killed and five others were injured in a deadly construction accident in the Bronx after a building that was under construction collapsed. According to a CBS news report, the incident occurred in a construction site at 94 E. 208th St. in the Norwood section of the borough late morning on Aug. 27. […]

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Construction Worker Crushed by Falling Excavator Bucket

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A 47-year-old worker suffered fatal injuries after he was crushed by a bucket on an excavator. According to news reports, the incident occurred when the worker was welding the bucket at a recycling plant in the South Bronx and it fell on him. The bucket weighed at least 2,000 pounds, officials said. A co-worker called […]

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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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Ladder Accidents at Construction Sites: What You Need to Know

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Most construction workers – from ironworkers and bricklayers to painters, roofers and electricians, etc. – in New York City work on ladders and scaffolds. Ladders are among the most basic tools in the construction industry. Ladder accidents or falls from ladders are extremely common among workers who perform these construction-related jobs. Whether an accident is […]

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Worker Injured in Lower Manhattan Construction Accident

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A worker was injured in a construction accident at 3 World Trade Center on Aug. 2. According to a news article on Patch.com, the initial report of a wall collapse proved inaccurate, but the worker was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was apparently dismantling a wall inside the tower when he […]

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Five Tips to Prevent Construction Accidents

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Construction work is without question among the most dangerous fields. For workers and laborers these dangers are typically created by unsafe environments, lack of proper safety gear, and/or lack of precautions on the part of contractors and construction companies, etc. Statistics show that immigrant workers are most often injured or killed in construction accidents in […]

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Four Things to Know about New York’s Scaffold Law

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Scaffolds are a common sight in New York City’s construction sites. They are necessary for new building construction as well as for renovations. A number of construction site laborers – from carpenters and ironworkers to electricians and painters utilize scaffolding to get their jobs done. However, data shows that many incidents where construction workers are […]

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Bill Will Undercut New York’s Scaffold Law

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 New York Congressman John Faso has introduced a bill to circumvent a longstanding New York law known as the Scaffold Law, which is meant to protect construction workers including those injured in scaffold accidents. According to a report in the Times Herald-Record, the Republican lawmaker’s proposal will undercut New York’s Scaffold Law by denying federal […]

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Construction Company Owner Indicted for Safety Violations at Brooklyn Site

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 The owner of a construction company has been indicted for safety violations at a Brooklyn worksite that led to the death of a teenager and seriously injured two others. According to a report in the New York Daily News, prosecutors say the owner of two building companies may have hired an 18-year-old and several other […]

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