Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.

New York’s Premier Construction Accident And Personal Injury Lawyers

No Recovery = No Fee Free ConsultationsHablamos Español
800-574-4529 : 212-732-4992
Review Us

Construction Accidents Archives

Alarms are ringing for construction worker safety in New York City

New York City has recently experienced a building boom. While construction soars, a concerning side effect seems to only be getting worse: worker injuries and fatalities. The death of two construction workers last month in Queens was the final straw for the New York City Council. Recently, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke in favor of reforming the city's construction safety rules.

Why are crane accidents still causing so many worker fatalities?

November's deadly crane accident in Queens has put crane safety in the spotlight. Two workers were killed when a crane cable snapped and dropped a 6,500-pound steel beam four stories. While the city continues to investigate, possible causes include cable failure due to the weight; also, the fatal accident occurred on a windy day, so weather may have been a factor.

The 4 most deadly hazards on construction sites

There's no disputing it; being a construction worker is a dangerous job. Whether you are working with heavy machinery or high atop scaffolding, you are always one slip-up away from suffering a serious - and possibly life-threatening - injury.

Safety violations identified at NYC construction site where worker was impaled

A building in Manhattan's Flatiron district, which is in the process of being converted into condos, was recently the scene of a horrific accident in which a construction worker was critically injured. According to the Department of Buildings, the construction accident occurred when the worker "fell from a ladder as he was installing sheetrock overhead on a ceiling frame."

Crane collapse in NYC takes one life and injures other

Photos from Lower Manhattan this morning are shocking. The twisted metal wreckage of the 565-foot boom between Hudson and Church Streets looks like something out of an apocalypse-type movie. The impact of the boom even caused leaks to gas and water mains in the area.

Why the winter months are especially dangerous for construction workers

Even when weather conditions are ideal, the job of a construction worker is dangerous. Add in high winds, bone-chilling temperatures, snow, sleet and ice and the risk of a construction worker suffering injury or death increase exponentially.

How to ensure a construction contractor meets safety and work standards

For individuals who work in the construction industry, safety is paramount. Despite being one of the most-regulated of all industries and subject to the direct oversight and inspection by city, state and federal agencies, every year thousands of U.S. construction workers are injured and killed on the job.

Why are there so many construction accidents and injuries in New York City?

Consistently ranked by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as one of the most dangerous professions, the many dangers faced by construction laborers cannot be overstated. So far this year, New York City's Department of Buildings details that there have been an estimated 400 injuries reported by construction workers and at least six deaths. The number of injuries is especially noteworthy considering that is represents nearly a 68 percent increase over the 237 reported injuries during 2014.

In New York City, construction site safety inspectors are in short supply

As we've noted in previous blog posts, New York City is in the midst of a building boom. From commercial skyscrapers and parking ramps to high-end hotels and residential properties, during 2014 alone, the city's Buildings Department issued roughly 142,000 building permits, which represents a nearly 20 percent jump in just three years.

*AV Preeminent is the highest rating of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

New York’s Premier Construction Accident And Personal Injury Lawyers
Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.

Office Location:

20 Vesey Street
Suite #1010
New York, NY 10007

Toll Free: 800-574-4529
Phone: 212-732-4992
New York Law Office Map

Email Our Firm
Map
No Recovery = No FeeFree ConsultationsHablamos Español
: