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Construction Accidents: Workers Crushed to Death

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that fatal work injuries totaled 87 in 2017 for New York City. The number of work-related fatalities in New York City rose by 31 from the previous year. Fatal occupational injuries in the city have ranged from a high of 191 in 1993 to a low of 56

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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

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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

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Two Separate Deadly NYC Construction Accidents On the Same Day

New York City construction sites recently experienced 2 more fatal accidents on the same day. The first fatality happened when a veteran construction worker lost his balance and fell off the 29th floor of the 1 Seaport Residence. He fell on the top of the scaffold bridge installed above the sidewalk at the construction site.

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Repealing The Scaffold Law Could Endanger Workers

New York’s Scaffold Law has been the topic of debate for many years. New York carved out this special provision under its Labor Laws to allow injured construction workers to get money damages from negligent property owners and contractors. New York’s construction industry is thriving and employment is at its highest level in 24 years.

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