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Latino Workers Face Increased Risks in NYC Construction Sites

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Immigrant workers (undocumented workers), a majority of them Latino, are at a heightened risk of suffering catastrophic injuries or getting killed in construction accidents because they tend to have fewer protections and safeguards compared to other workers and laborers in New York City. According to an article in The New York Times, from 2006 to […]

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Worker Electrocuted in New Rochelle Construction Accident

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A man was killed in a construction accident in New Rochelle when the cherry picker in which he was working accidentally hit electrical wires. According to a report on Patch.com, police said the incident occurred at 164 Union Avenue. An investigation found that the victim was working on the exterior of the building when he […]

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Falling Debris Death Spurs New York City Building Inspections

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New York City officials have launched a spate of building inspections after the recent death of a woman who was fatally struck by falling debris from a building in Midtown Manhattan. According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, the city’s Department of Buildings inspectors have checked the facades of 1,331 buildings since […]

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Two Workers Injured After Cherry Picker Crashes into Harlem Building

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  A cherry picker toppled over into a building in Harlem the morning of Dec. 13 leaving two workers injured. According to a CBS New York news report, the FDNY said the construction accident occurred when the two victims were in the cherry picker working on the side of the building and the ground underneath […]

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New York City Construction Sites Hit by Surprise Worksite Inspections

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New York City Department of Buildings officials have been conducting surprise inspections at worksites in a move to tighten their oversight after a recent surge in construction accidents. According to a report in The New York Times, this is coming at a time when New York City is undergoing its biggest building boom in more […]

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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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