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Construction workers' accidents: Man injured on job site

Construction sites in New York and elsewhere around the country can be potentially hazardous workplaces. The equipment that is operated, the materials that are used on a job and the conditions of the site itself all play a part in how safe -- or unsafe -- a work environment is. Construction workers' accidents can unfortunately be catastrophic because of these factors. A worker in another state may be unable to regain his ability to walk following a recent accident at a construction site.

Construction workers' accidents: Man dead after fall on site

The construction industry in New York is a multi-billion dollar business, with new facilities of every size being built. Workers on construction sites must routinely work in hazardous conditions, such as extreme weather or high altitudes. While companies certainly have extensive safety measures in place, construction workers' accidents still occur. A worker at a Manhattan job site recently died after falling in an elevator shaft.

Construction workers' accidents: 1 dead following fall on site

A construction site is a workplace with the potential for many injuries in New York or anywhere around the country. Companies are required to have a number of safety procedures in place to minimize the number of construction workers' accidents. Unfortunately, a young man recently fell on his job at a construction site in another state, and his family is questioning whether adequate safety measures were taken.

Construction workers' accidents often result in injury or death

In many suburban areas, an increase in population and a growing economy often necessitates an increase in building projects. Unfortunately, this increased activity often comes with a higher risk of serious construction workers' accidents, many of which turn out to be fatal. There have been many of these tragic accidents in New York and they have taken a terrible toll both physically and financially.

Construction workers' accidents responsible for injuries

Each morning, men and women across New York wake up, get dressed and leave for work. While these mundane tasks are being performed, thoughts of the evening's dinner or perhaps weekend plans come to mind. Little thought is given to the fact that yet another of the many construction workers' accidents that occur each year could have a drastic impact on these future plans and the lives of those involved.

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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