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Study: Rate of Construction Fatalities Rose 11% Over Last Decade

Research highlights significant dangers for construction workers Construction work has always been dangerous, but a new study reveals that those dangers have only gotten deadlier over the last decade. Researchers from CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training reviewed 2011-2020 fatality data among all construction and extraction workers. Over the course of the...

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How To Prevent Heat Illness on Construction Sites

Construction workers exposed to high temperatures should be protected Construction workers in New York City often work outdoors in dangerous, hot conditions. And when they do, heat illness can occur, resulting in a construction accident, serious injury, or even death due to heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Construction workers should be aware of the risks...

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Falls From Height a Common Cause of Construction Accidents

Injuries sustained in falls on construction sites are often fatal In recent years, falls from height have become the leading cause of construction accident fatalities, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which recently launched “Stop Falls,” an educational campaign about the dangers of falling from a height at work. The educational campaign...

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Report Examines Human-Robot Construction Hazards

A Construction Accident Attorney in NYC Reveals the Risks Workers Face Worker safety always needs to be a top priority at construction sites. Construction accidents can leave workers seriously injured and in need of extensive medical treatment. In recent years, robotic technology has been used more and more on construction sites, often with the goal...

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Workers Face Additional Construction Site Hazards in Winter

On any construction site, there are many hazards that are a risk to a workers’ health and safety. A construction accident can leave workers seriously injured. Employers such as construction companies and contractors have a responsibility to ensure that all safety protocols and procedures are followed to help protect workers. Working in the winter brings...

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Thousands of Violations Issued in NYC Construction Safety Blitz

A New York City Construction Accident Attorney Discusses This summer, the New York City buildings department discovered thousands of violations in an organized blitz on the city's construction sites and work zones. Dubbed "Zero Tolerance," the goal was to promote awareness and ramp-up enforcement of worker safety laws and standards. New York City job sites...

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Electrocution Is a Top Factor in Construction Worker Deaths, Injuries

A construction accident attorney in NYC provides the details Among construction accidents, electrocution remains one of the top factors in serious worker injuries and fatalities. Electrocution is responsible for at least 1 out of 8 New York City construction worker deaths in 2020, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation. Common electrocution causes Across the U.S.,...

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Five Ways to Prevent Falls at Construction Sites

A New York City construction accident lawyer shares some helpful tips There is always construction going on somewhere in New York. It’s dangerous work, and workers are exposed to many hazardous situations. Construction accidents can easily happen when someone is negligent. Some of the most common causes of worker injuries and fatalities are falls from...

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Fall From Height at Staten Island Construction Site Leaves Worker Injured

A construction accident attorney in NYC reveals what you should know Many construction projects involve putting up buildings that rise several stories above street level, and workers do their jobs while high off the ground. There are numerous safety precautions that must be taken by law to protect workers. Failure to follow all of these...

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