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How Serious Are Forklift Accidents in New York City? Attorney Explains

A forklift operator working in a New York City warehouse leaned out of the vehicle. Tragically, his head became wedged between the forklift and a metal shelf. According to a U.S. News and World Report article, the 43-year-old man died in the accident this past September. Industrial vehicles like forklifts are common in warehouses, factories,...

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How Wall Collapses Can Be Devastating to NYC Construction Workers

Recently, a small crew was working on a construction site in Brooklyn when a retaining wall fell. One of the workers, a 47-year-old construction working living in the Bronx, was buried by the falling wall debris and presumed dead. He was an immigrant from the Dominican Republic who worked hard to send money back to...

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The Cancer Risk of Using Weed-Killer Roundup on the Job

The Monsanto-produced weed-killer Roundup is commonly used to repair and maintain the look of many parks, fields, beaches, and other areas in New York City where people congregate. However, one active ingredient has become a cause for concern – glyphosate. The widespread risk According to New York Daily News, the product was initially scrutinized after...

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New York City Delivery Workers Face High Risk Of Injury, Death

A New York Times story details the dangerous conditions and struggles facing workers who use bicycles to deliver food in New York City.  Many of the cyclists are undocumented immigrants, which means they often are afraid to take action if injured on the job. The Times interviewed several deliverymen who described difficult working conditions. Without question, they have thankless and dangerous jobs.  “I’ve...

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As New York Buildings Rise, So Do the Construction Accidents

New York City is currently experiencing a building boom. As a recent article in the New York Post reported, the building department reportedly issued 168,243 construction permits last year, more than any other year in New York history.   This increase in construction projects is welcome news to the 45,242 construction workers in the city who may be looking for work....

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Corrections Department Injuries On Rise in New York

One of the primary purposes of prisons is to remove dangerous individuals from society until they have paid their debt and are ready to return. Our corrections officers have to maintain order against all odds, and this makes for a hazardous working environment. It is little surprise that workers' compensation claims are on the rise...

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Gas explosion illustrates dangers facing National Grid workers

A recent explosion in Brooklyn resulted in injuries to three National Grid workers who were trying to determine what caused a gas leak. The accident in June caused the workers to suffer burns on their arms and faces. Fortunately, the injuries were not considered life-threatening, according to a WABC-TV news report. The utility workers were...

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Employers Responsible For Injuries at Work-Sponsored Events

New York workers’ compensation attorney explains how the system works NEW YORK, New York – Many workplaces sponsor recreational events outside of work, especially during the summer. Such events may include picnics, softball games, trips to an amusement park or cocktail parties at nearby restaurants or bars. But what many people might not realize is...

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