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Security Guard Struck to Death by Glass Panel at Manhattan Construction Site

A security guard was fatally struck and another worker was seriously injured in a construction site accident in New York when a large panel of glass fell. The FDNY responded to calls for a construction related accident at 217 West 57th St. just after 10:30 a.m. on May 23rd.   Upon arriving at the scene, the paramedics observed that a large glass panel had fallen on Harry Ramnauth, a 67-year-old, security guard at the Central Park Tower Construction site. He was later pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai Hospital. The 8 by 14-foot piece of glass weighed several thousand pounds...

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What Are My Rights As A Construction Worker in NYC?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction related deaths continue to be one of the top fatal occupational injuries. In 2015, the construction industry once again topped the list with 937 worker fatalities. This was a 4% increase in occupational fatalities over the 899 reported for 2014. The numbers seem to be growing each year.With such high risks of injuries and death, it is important that construction workers know their rights. If an injured worker fails to assert his or her rights after a construction accident, it can prevent him or her from getting the full financial resources...

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Worker Suffers Serious Injuries After Falling at a Brooklyn Church Construction Site

An NYC construction worker suffered serious injuries after he fell from scaffolding at a church construction site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on April 9th around 2 p.m. The worker was employed by 4M Construction to do brick work on the Trinity Grace Church located at 231 Ainslie Street in Williamsburg. He was on scaffolding when he fell two stories onto the sidewalk shed. The worker, who seemed to have been critically injured and bleeding from the mouth, was removed from the roof of the sidewalk shed and rushed to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. A neighbor who lives across the street...

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Your Legal Rights as Construction Accident Victim

Construction is an important part of our infrastructure. Without construction workers, we wouldn’t have roads, bridges, buildings, or our homes. As important as the industry is, however, it is also one of the most dangerous lines of work. Every day that construction workers go out on the job, they risk getting badly injured at the worksite. With a booming economy, construction is on the rise, which also means that the number of injuries will also increase. An injured construction accident victim has certain legal rights. Although filing a personal injury claim will not undo the harm, it will get...

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New York City Passes Into Law Controversial Bill Requiring Safety Training for Construction Workers

Construction accident fatalities have become a public health epidemic that is brought on by inadequate safety regulations and public inattention. This important occupation saw an average of 20 people die on the job every year between 2007 and 2014. This number does not seem to be decreasing, but rather increasing with every year. These numbers seem to be pretty consistent throughout the country, especially in New York City where construction is booming. For months, New York City lawmakers, real estate groups and construction workers have agreed on the need to increase safety regulations on construction sites. On September 27th,...

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