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Construction Deaths Rise in New York State, but Fall in NYC

Construction workers in New York City often put their lives at risk to earn a living. Even under management that follows the strictest safety procedures, accidents can still happen. The carelessness of another worker or a sudden defect in equipment can result in a fatal injury. Construction deaths still prevalent in New York In the...

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New York City Attorneys Discuss Job-Related Eye Injuries

Unlike some other types of injuries, the damage caused by eye injuries can be permanent – and loss of sight can compromise a workers’ ability to perform his or her job functions in the future. Such injuries are often caused by flying debris, small tools, particles, and hazardous chemicals. Eye injuries can manifest in a...

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New York City Attorneys Discuss Construction Safety Requirements

Every day, construction workers in New York City put their lives on the line to earn a paycheck. In response to a growing number of fatal construction accidents tracked by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), construction supervisors and workers must receive supplementary job safety training.  Local Law 196, signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio...

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Job-Related Rotator Cuff Injuries: New York City Attorneys Discuss

Workplace injuries are often brought on by sudden accidents that can put employees out of work for months. However, repetitive stress injuries can be equally devastating. Shoulder health is often overlooked. Repetitive lifting, reaching, and arm rotating can gradually wear away at your rotator cuff.   It could start with a dull, subtle discomfort in your shoulders and turn...

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Dangers of Working with Cement, New York City Attorneys Discuss

You see it everywhere in New York City – buildings and structures built with cement. However, handling cement can be a dangerous job many construction workers face on a daily basis. That’s because cement includes harmful compounds such as hexavalent chromium, as well as sodium and potassium oxides. When workers come in contact with these...

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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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