Archive: Safety

If you read last week’s article on the risks construction workers and their families face for exposure to asbestos, you know that this is a widespread concern. The main reason for concern is that when people unknowingly breathe in microscopic…

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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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Most New Yorkers are assiduous users of our train transportation system. Unfortunately, during the last several months, they’ve faced derailments and delays that have caused accidents and injuries. A recently announced repair plan at Pennsylvania Station in New York City…

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house fire

House or apartment fires happen every year with more frequency in New York. This type of incidents causes stress and trauma in the victims who may suffer terrible injuries and loose not only their home and their belongings, but also…

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The “Fast and Furious” movies may have grossed well over $2 billion globally, but the New York City street racing scene that inspired them is 100 percent illegal. Speeding, racing and reckless driving are all crimes that carry penalties, as…

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New York City is always changing. There are always new buildings going up, old ones to repair and new projects in the pipelines. Unfortunately, the construction workers who make the city what it is and will be, often work in…

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