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Construction workers' accidents and illnesses are compensable

Respirable crystalline silica threatens the health and safety of approximately 2.3 million members of the workforce nationwide, including some in New York. This number includes 2 million construction workers whose daily activities include drilling, cutting, crushing or grinding of materials like stone and concrete that contain silica. Based on this, it is fair to say that construction workers' accidents are not the only threats these workers face as they are just as likely to develop silicosis, which is a potentially fatal occupational disease.

Construction workers' accidents being investigated by OSHA

After a retaining wall fell, causing one worker's injuries and the death of another, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is investigating. The construction workers' accidents took place in New York at a development site where a lumber yard is being made into a commercial area. Both apartments and commercial sites will be moving into the area once it is finished.

Construction workers' accidents: Man awarded $200,000 after fall

A man was recently awarded $200,000 after it was determined that the scaffolding that he fell from had been constructed improperly. The jury deliberated only two hours before deciding that one of the defendants was 20 percent responsible for the accident and another defendant was 80 percent responsible for the injuries that the plaintiff suffered. Many similar construction workers' accidents take place in New York every year.

Manslaughter charges in construction workers' accidents

A construction company owner has been indicted on charges of manslaughter in the death of one worker. A wall collapse at the site of an excavation not only killed one worker but injured two others who were on the job. According to the District Attorney of Brooklyn, New York, construction workers' accidents such as this are entirely too common as of late.

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