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New Law Demands Better Training For Construction Workers

Lawmakers in New York are taking measures to prevent construction accidents. As of March 1st, 2018, all construction workers in New York City are required to complete a minimum of 10 hours of OSHA training under Local Law 196. Site Safety Coordinators, Site Safety Managers and Construction Superintendents must complete at least 40 hours of training....

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Crushing Tragedies in Queens Workplace

Construction and manufacturing environments often include large objects being lifted and moved with the assistance of cranes, forklifts, or other similar machines. Girders and parts of structures need to be hoisted into place, and raw materials need to be delivered to different locations within a given facility. These heavy objects need to be handled with...

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NYC Attorney Edgar N. Romano New President of Society of New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association

NEW YORK, New York – New York City attorney Edgar N. Romano of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, was installed Thursday, May 17th as the new President of the Society of New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association. Prior to being President, Romano served as the 1st Vice President of the organization. “I am...

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OSHA Investigating Fatal Construction Workplace Accident in Jamaica, Queens

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fatal accident involving a construction worker in Jamaica, Queens. The death of Edgar Pazmino on March 13 occurred at a time when New York legislators are considering a bill that would protect workers from employers who fail to follow safety protocols at construction sites, according to...

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Four Leading Causes of Construction Accident Fatalities

The Fatal Four Based on data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, construction is one of the most dangerous professions today. Accident data studied shows that there are four main types of accidents which can result in a fatality. Those categories are falls, getting caught between objects, electrocutions and getting struck by an object....

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Sleep Apnea Endangers New York Transportation Workers

Our society works hard to make travel as safe as possible, and improvements are being made every year. These improvements are necessary because there is always something that can be done better, whether an old problem that has not been fully addressed or a new problem arising from advanced technology. According to the National Transportation...

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Cheaper & Safer Tunnels on the Horizon in New York

Like any type of construction job, those who build New York tunnels face the risks of sustaining serious and fatal injuries. That's why Elon Musk, founder of the Boring Company, has begun seeking ways to use technology that will make tunneling safer, easier and less expensive. According to Quartz, this is just another instance of...

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Construction Worker Death Caused by Unsecured Elevator Shaft Raises Liability Questions

A fatal accident involving a construction worker who fell nearly 100 feet down an elevator shaft is under investigation, according to a New York Daily News article. The Brooklyn man, who worked for U-Tek Elevator, died after plunging nine stories at a construction site in Gramercy Park. He was working with a crew installing an...

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