Archive: Construction Injuries

brain injury

Any blow to the head can cause a brain injury. Some are mild, some are more severe, some are catastrophic, and some can be fatal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the construction industry has the highest…

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safe in the heat

Summer is here, and the usual high temperatures of this season recently started to hit our city. A job that is extremely affected by it is construction work. These employees spend the entire day outdoors doing physical work at extreme…

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Construction accidents at work-sites in New York happen often. This kind of work exposes employees to hazards that can hurt them or even kill them. In New York City in 2012, construction workers had the second highest number of workplace…

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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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