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What to Do If You Have Been Injured in an Auto Accident on the Job

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Auto accidents often result in major if not catastrophic injuries that may keep a victim away from work for an extended period of time. If you have been injured in a car accident while you were on the job – be it in a company-issued vehicle or in your own vehicle – you may have […]

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Unions Push Back Against Proposed Workers Compensation Rules

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 New York unions are fighting a set of proposed workers’ compensation regulations, which they claim will cut benefits to injured workers. According to a report in the New York Daily News the Workers’ Compensation Board unveiled the proposed rules earlier this month. These new regulations are expected to drastically reduce payments to workers who have […]

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Worker Injured in Brooklyn Heights Construction Accident

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 A 41-year-old man was seriously injured in a construction accident in Brooklyn after he fell from the roof of a landmarked home. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the worker fell off the roof of the 184-year-old, two-story clapboard home at Joralemon Street near Sidney Place in Brooklyn Heights. A spokesman […]

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Driver Strikes and Seriously Injures Construction Worker in Manhattan

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 A worker was severely injured in a pedestrian accident near a construction site after an out-of-control vehicle crashed into him. According to a news report in the New York Daily News, the 47-year-old worker was in the crosswalk on East 85th Street at Park Avenue on his way to work when a vehicle came hurtling […]

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Worker Critically Injured by Malfunctioning Elevator at Anthony Bourdain

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 A worker suffered life-threatening injuries in a construction accident after a malfunctioning elevator pinned him against a wall. The incident occurred at Pier 57, where celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain plans to open an international food market. According to a DNAinfo.com news report, the worker was traveling on a construction elevator outside of the pier at […]

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Law Requires Construction Supers on City Projects Above Three Stories

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 A recently-passed New York City law will require contractors to retain construction superintendents for all major building projects over three stories. According to news reports, this is among the 14 pieces of legislation signed into law May 10 by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Many of these new laws are related to construction […]

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Construction Worker Seriously Injured in Queens after Beam Collapse

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 A man suffered serious injuries in a Queens construction site accident after a cable attaching the I-Beam, known as a hammer, to the crawler crane snapped and pinned his lower legs. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the incident occurred in the municipal parking garage on 126th Street behind the Queens […]

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Two Workers Injured in Staten Island Construction Accident

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 Two workers were injured in a construction accident on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge after a vehicle hit a board they were carrying, and the workers fell. According to a news report in the Staten Island Advance, the workers were transported to a Brooklyn hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. They fell about 16 feet […]

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OSHA Fines NYC Contractors for Safety Violations

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 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited two Queens contractors for exposing workers to falling and to electrical and fire hazards on a Manhattan job site. According to a report on ConstructionDive.com, the two companies have been fined a total of $117,170 by OSHA. One of the contractors, W&L Group Construction, faces eight […]

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Brooklyn Construction Site Riddled with Impalement and Fall Hazards

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 A Orthodox Jewish school or “yeshiva,” which is under construction in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has been hit with nearly two dozen serious worker safety violations by federal safety inspectors. According to a report in DNAinfo.com, inspectors found that the site lacked fall protection around elevator shafts, skylights and other open holes, and uncovered many other “impalement […]

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