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11th annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Takes Place in May

Working in construction is inherently risky due to the physically demanding nature and environment of the job. Construction sites often feature high elevations and temporary structures. As a result, falls in construction—as well as other construction accidents—are common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are one of the leading causes of...

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Survey: Women in Construction Face PPE Sizing Issues

A problem that puts female workers at risk for injury Construction workers are often exposed to hazards such as falling objects, machinery, electrical equipment, and hazardous materials. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential to protect workers from injuries in a construction accident. Proper PPE can help ensure worker safety and compliance with occupational safety regulations....

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Common on NYC Construction Sites

Construction workers in New York City face many hazards on the job site and are at risk of sustaining severe and sometimes fatal injuries. Among construction accident injuries, head and brain injuries are particularly concerning due to their potential for severe and lasting consequences. How do head and brain injuries happen in construction? Traumatic brain...

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Construction Accidents: Cement and Concrete Hazards on New York Construction Sites

Working with cement and concrete comes with risks. Construction accidents in New York City occur for many different reasons. After all, hundreds of construction workers are injured or involved in a fatal construction accident each year in New York City, according to the NYC Department of Buildings. In 2022, for example, 554 construction workers were...

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How To Prevent Electrocution Accidents on Construction Sites

Electrocution is one of the leading causes of fatal injuries in NY construction. Construction workers account for a large portion of workers injured by electricity. Nationwide, over 60 percent of fatal occupational electrocutions happen in the construction industry. Most electric accidents on construction sites can be avoided with proper training and equipment. Yet in recent...

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Winter Safety Tips to Help Prevent Construction Worker Injuries

Construction work in New York City can be dangerous year-round, and the winter months introduce additional hazards for workers, particularly those working outdoors in adverse weather conditions. It's crucial for construction workers to proactively take safety measures to prevent accidents and injuries on the job during the winter season. At Keogh Crispi, P.C. in Manhattan,...

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Construction's Shift from Hard Hats to Safety Helmets Redefines Head Protection

In the high-risk New York construction industry, safety should always be the top priority for workers who face daily hazards—especially when it comes to head protection. While conventional hard hats offer some protection, there's room for improvement to prevent construction accidents effectively. How Advanced Helmets Can Protect Construction Workers Head protection, like traditional hard hats,...

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Falls Remain Leading Cause of Fatal NYC Construction Accidents

Over the past two years, there has been a significant increase in building construction activity throughout New York City, coinciding with a rise in worker accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Falls are the leading cause of fatalities and serious injuries on construction sites. In 2022, 9 of the 11 fatal NYC construction site accidents were due...

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Head Injury Hazards on Construction Sites: A Closer Look at Work-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries

Despite the numerous safety precautions implemented on construction sites, they remain inherently risky environments, especially concerning the potential for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The severity of TBIs can vary widely, from mild to severe, making it crucial to address any work-related head injury promptly. As National Concussion Awareness Day falls in September, it serves as...

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Fire and Crane Collapse in NYC Raises Concerns

Crane owner has a history of deadly NYC construction accidents. Concerns about construction safety in New York City were recently raised following an industrial construction accident in Midtown Manhattan that sent about a dozen people to the hospital for treatment of injuries. On July 26, at around 7:30 a.m., a machine deck fire sent a...

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