New York employees in the road construction industry are typically exposed to multiple safety hazards. Those who are the victims of workplace injuries may be unable to return to work for extended periods of time, if at all. Along with the burden of medical expenses, wage loss can cause hardship for any family. Two workers in a neighboring state may be seeking the assistance offered by the workers' compensation insurance system after suffering burn injuries.
In May 2014, two men in another state lost their lives when a truck smashed into them in the construction zone where they were working. Fatal construction workers' accidents in work zones on the nation's roads are especially tragic because the deceased are often those who are working to improve the quality and safety of streets and highways. New York workers may be interested in the outcome of a criminal case that followed the death of the two employees.
Construction workers are in one of the most dangerous fields in the country. This was recently highlighted with the Tappan Zee Bridge crane collapse. Currently, the state Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal organization, are investigating.