Archive: Construction Injuries

Accidents at Construction Sites

If you are a construction worker, the probability that you or a co-worker will suffer an accident at work is high.  Many times, when these incidents happen, workers do not know what to do or how to respond. And unfortunately, how…

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residential construction

Residential construction is essential to New York. Thousands of houses, churches and other structures are built or renovated every year in the five boroughs. Usually, this type of construction requires fewer workers and tends to be less formal than in…

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demolition

Demolition work involves unique hazards that make this kind of job particularly dangerous. Due to the nature of the work, demolition-related accidents can have severe consequences on the health of construction workers. As many of these hazards are associated with…

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According to OSHA, trenching and excavation can be among the most hazardous construction activities. Excavation is defined as any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the ground’s surface. A trench is defined as a thin underground excavation that is…

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heavy equipment

Construction work requires the frequent use of heavy equipment that, although very useful and time-saving, can be extremely dangerous. The most-used heavy equipment include tracks, excavators, and pavers. And accidents related to these tend to be fatal or to cause…

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construction work

Winter can bring extremely cold temperatures, high winds, ice and snow. Days are shorter, and visibility is usually reduced. All of which can make some types of construction work, like grading and road paving, impossible, and others, like pile driving,…

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crane safety

Last week, we learned that operator error was one of the primary causes of a crane collapse earlier this year in Manhattan that killed one and injured others. Unfortunately, these kinds of accidents happen more frequently than one would expect,…

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power tool safety

Construction work requires the use of power tools on an every-day basis. It is important that workers understand the hazards and safe work practices of each type of tool to prevent accidents. Employers are also legally required to provide their…

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stairways accidents

Whether they’re working in a skyscraper, a three-floor building or a house, most construction jobs require workers to go up and down stairways with heavy materials and powerful tools. Unfortunately, stairways can be very dangerous during the construction development. If…

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falls in construction

We’ve already discussed how dangerous construction work is. The heavy materials, the dangerous tools and the heights are some of the hazards these workers face every day. According to OSHA, fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading…

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