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Worker dies when pipe falls on him at New York construction site

A worker at a New York construction site has died after being crushed by a pipe at a construction site. The construction site is at Governors Island, the 127-acre former military base that is being turned into parkland.

Bridge painters will now wear personal alarm systems

A device used to keep firefighters safe could also help prevent injuries and deaths among painters at a jobsite in New York. Workers who are involved in the lengthy process of blasting paint off a steel bridge and repainting the structure will be required to wear personal alarm systems, the New York State Bridge Authority announced recently. The systems could protect the workers in the event of falls from heights or other construction accidents.

Newspaper: Subway project plagued by construction accidents

A recent newspaper investigation has found that contractors working on New York's Second Avenue subway project have received 18 safety violations and more than $61,000 in fines. The newspaper says that the long-awaited subway project has been subject to dangerous conditions and too little oversight, resulting in construction accidents and other problems.

Two workers are recovering after New York cherry picker accident

Construction work is dangerous, but proper safety measures can help prevent deaths and lessen injuries during a workplace accident. In one recent New York construction accident, safety harnesses may have saved the lives or reduced the injuries of two construction workers

Company fined for failing to protect workers from falls

A construction company faces $121,000 in federal fines for failing to protect workers from falls on the roof of a shopping center. The company's troubles began when an inspector from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) saw roofers working on a pitched roof without protective systems, even though they were more than 14 feet in the air. Other workers had harnesses that were not properly attached.

Construction worker trapped up to chest in mud for four hours

Construction workers know their work environment can be hazardous. They may fall, be electrocuted, hit their heads or encounter any number of other hazards. In the right conditions, even mud can be the source of a construction accident.

Immigrant construction workers face risks of serious accidents

Construction companies understand that they have a responsibility to provide their workers with proper safety equipment, training and support. Construction sites are dangerous places to work and without the appropriate safety precautions, the result of an accident can be devastating. While many companies comply with state and federal safety regulations, there are also many who choose to put profit over the safety of their workers.

Construction accidents up, safety enforcement down in New York

It might seem like there is always a construction project going on in New York City. With so many reconstruction, demolition and remodeling projects happening throughout the area, safety should be a top priority. Unfortunately, recent reports indicate that this is not the case. In fact, construction accidents in New York have jumped more than 30 percent between 2011 and 2012. This increase in accidents has also resulted in 46 percent more injuries during the same time period.

Bridge builder's violations put employee safety at risk

A company that built a bridge has been found responsible for multiple violations that put the safety and lives of workers on the site at risk. The construction accident caused a portion of the bridge consisting of a concrete section that was prefabricated to fall, striking some railroad tracks below, as well as inflicting minor injuries to four workers on duty at the time. Construction sites in New York and elsewhere are dangerous places, and it is just lucky that the injuries were not worse.

Man awarded $5.1 million after construction site accident

One of the biggest risks on a New York construction site is falling, and preventing anything from falling is crucial. This could mean properly securing harnesses and scaffolding for people who are working high up in a building, but it could also mean making sure that materials do not go plummeting to the ground as well. When objects fall from high levels or are very heavy, they can cause serious damage to the people below.

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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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