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Will more NYC crane inspections mean fewer construction injuries?

Over the past few years, New York City has seen catastrophic accidents involving construction cranes. Most notably, a massive crane collapsed and killed a passerby in lower Manhattan in February 2016, when high winds were present. The tragedy led to greater regulations regarding the operation of cranes under windy conditions, but other crane-related accidents have occurred since then. 

Preventing construction injuries: Planning, execution or both?

In an age of fantastic technology, plentiful information and unprecedented digital communication, construction workers continue to suffer as a result of serious accidents that could have been prevented. Why do worker deaths and injuries continue to be such a serious problem in New York City and elsewhere?

Queens construction negligence: 8-year-old hit in head by plank

Each year, dozens of New York City construction workers are seriously hurt and killed while doing their jobs. Many of these deaths and life-changing injuries are preventable, caused by the negligence of project owners and contractors who sometimes show flagrant disregard for worker safety.

Fatal sanitation accident: NYC worker's family is awarded $41M

Sometimes we fail to appreciate the workers who keep our communities clean and organized. Sanitation workers deserve respect and proper compensation for the challenges and risks they face -- and they may need legal help when they get hurt on the job.

The epidemic continues: Construction worker dies in Gramercy Park

Recently, another New York City construction worker died at another non-union job site that had received numerous safety complaints. In his comments about the fatal accident on 24th Street near Park Avenue, the president of the Building and Construction Trades Council described the pattern of tragic construction-worker deaths as an "out of control epidemic."

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