While scaffolding offers necessary support to construction workers, it can also create a wide variety of different hazards. What dangers may put construction workers at risk when they rely on scaffolding to help them perform their daily tasks? 1. Faulty scaffolding or...
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DOB shuts down hundreds of unsafe construction sites
by | Jul 27, 2021 | Construction Accidents
There are hundreds of construction projects underway at any given time in New York City, from road repairs to building renovations. And each of these projects involves materials, workers and equipment that can be dangerous and put individuals at risk of getting hurt....
Beware of these 10 common workplace hazards
by | Jul 20, 2021 | Construction Accidents
You may be working in a dangerous environment without realizing it. And even if you do see the occasional unsafe situation, you may not recognize just how much danger you could be in when you are on the job. According to the Occupational Safety and Health...
Big projects can come with big problems for construction workers
by | Jun 21, 2021 | Construction Accidents
Look around any construction site, and you are likely to see workers wearing protective gear, restricted areas and numerous warning signs. This is because construction sites are dangerous. And unfortunately, the potential for these risks only escalates as projects get...
Stay safe in work zones this summer
by | May 31, 2021 | Construction Accidents
Summer is here, which means New Yorkers have likely noticed an increase in road construction projects. We can expect to see repairing and resurfacing roads, redesigning walkways and inspecting infrastructure. With the increase in road construction comes an increase in...
Elevator accidents: Devastating outcomes when something goes wrong
by | May 3, 2021 | Construction Accidents
There are tens of thousands of elevators operating in buildings across New York City. And for the most part, they run relatively smoothly. But when something does go wrong with the functionality of an elevator, the consequences can be catastrophic. So, what goes...
Workers at risk when parties cover up construction violations
by | Mar 22, 2021 | Construction Accidents
Trust is a component in most employer-employee relationships, whether people realize it or not. When this trust is broken because one party has failed to be honest and forthcoming, the other party can suffer considerably. This appears to be the very issue at the heart...
“Accidents will happen”? Not necessarily
by | Feb 20, 2021 | Construction Accidents
The old saying, “Accidents will happen,” is dangerous and represents a kind of fatalism that is at odds with the best efforts to promote job safety. A better saying would be, “Accidents don’t have to happen.” Our experience is that when accidents do happen, there is...
A windvaning crane and falling shards of glass pose lethal threats
by | Feb 3, 2021 | Construction Accidents
There is a reason why construction sites in Manhattan have covered walkways adjacent to the sites. But these walkways do not always offer complete protection from glass and debris that fall during heavy winds. A giant wind vane 85 floors up Late in 2020, a spinning...
Reports: Construction industry fatalities, injuries rise
by | Feb 1, 2021 | Construction Accidents
At the end of each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issues reports on occupational deaths and occupational injuries. Last month, the BLS released its reports for 2019, including information on construction accident injuries and fatalities that year....
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