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Tons of concrete crush construction worker in New York City

As if reaching for help, an arm was visible from beneath a concrete slab weighing thousands of pounds. There was no one who could help the worker pinned under the massive, toppled section of a building adjacent to a Midtown Manhattan construction site where he had worked.

Top causes of construction injuries

Regular readers will recall that not long ago we shared the top 10 workplace safety violations, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. These violations far too often result in injuries to New York City construction workers and others.

Does modular building reduce construction accidents?

The Stack isn't a pile of flapjacks at a New York City diner. It is instead the name of a seven-story modular apartment building at Manhattan's north tip. The structure is billed as the first of its kind in the city; a stack of modular units that offer potential renters a variety of floor plans and features.

The fight to protect New York City's construction workers

It’s the most dangerous job in America: construction worker. Because New York City is on the cusp of a construction boom, there is increased focus on how best to safeguard the men and women who don hardhats and pour the concrete and erect the steel girders.

Work accident trends in New York

Construction workers can be particularly affected by workplace accident trends. Construction sites, which can place workers high above the ground, the path of large machinery or many other hazards, are known for dangers. Because of this, a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report that showed a decrease in nonfatal injuries and accidents last year may be good news for construction workers.

Cement truck driver killed after crashing into NYC building

For construction workers, the dangers of their job extend beyond the construction site. In addition to falls, electrocution hazards and equipment accidents at a construction site, workers may also face dangers on the road. Recently, a construction worker was killed when the cement truck he was driving crashed into a building in New York City.

New York construction worker suing over injuries at courthouse

A $230 million court house being built in Staten Island will be environmentally safe and energy efficient when it opens later this year. But is it safe for the workers who are constructing it? A worker who was seriously injured in a fall last summer alleges in a lawsuit that the construction site was not safe for workers. The 58-year-old worker is suing to recover an unspecified amount of money damages for serious arm and leg injuries.

Case Results

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  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.

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