Archive: Construction Injuries

Five pedestrians were injured earlier this month when a sidewalk shed collapsed onto a SoHo street in New York City. Pix11.com reported that the sidewalk shed, also called scaffolding, had been in front of a 12-story commercial office building before…

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Earlier this year, a report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) found not only that New York construction fatalities are on the rise, but also that many construction companies consistently violate code requirements and regulations….

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On any given day in New York City, more than 300 cranes are operating as the NYC construction boom continues. So says DNAinfo.com, a neighborhood news and information site. They also report that although the Department of Buildings has issued…

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Construction workers in New York City and across the country face a higher risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder than all other workers combined. So concludes a recent study by the Center for Construction Research and Training. These work-related musculoskeletal…

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According to a recent CBS news report, construction accidents and deaths are on the rise in New York City. “The number of construction workers and the frequency of fatalities has skyrocketed,” says one public advocate seeking to have regulators crack…

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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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