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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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New York Approves Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease

Workers' compensation is a specific kind of insurance employers purchase to cover employees who are injured on the job. As such, the cost of doing business safely and legally in New York includes the rates employers must pay for their workers' compensation insurance. The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board has successfully petitioned to lower...

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New York Workers’ Compensation Max Benefit Increase 3.9 Percent

New York workers’ compensation lawyer explains rates, process for applying NEW YORK – The maximum workers’ compensation benefit for New York workers increased by nearly 4 percent, a decision applauded by New York workers’ compensation attorney Jordan A. Ziegler of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP. “The wage loss portion of workers’ compensation is...

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Transit Workers Rally as Violence Increases in NYC Subway System

During a recent rally, New York City subway workers carried signs with messages such as “An Injury to One is an Injury to All! Transit Workers Deserve Safety & Respect.” Transit workers organized the rally to raise awareness about assaults in their workplace. The workers carried signs from the Transport Workers Union Local 100 office...

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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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