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Construction workers' accidents: Crane drops load onto 3 workers

A spokesperson for the New York Fire Department says it was the commitment and training of firefighters that made a recent rescue operation successful. FDNY is frequently called when employee lives are on the line in construction workers' accidents. This was also the case on a recent Tuesday afternoon when three members of a construction crew became trapped under thousands of pounds of rubble on a building site.

Construction workers' accidents: 3 injured in building collapse

Those who work in construction in New York are likely aware of the potential dangers they face while they complete their job responsibilities. While added safety precautions can prevent some construction workers' accidents, they can still occur. Unfortunately, three workers were recently injured when part of the building they were working on collapsed.

Construction workers' accidents are often preventable

Employees in the New York construction industry face many safety hazards on site, many of which involve working at heights. Safety authorities say the confidence of some experienced workers who are comfortable with working at heights cause disregard of safety precautions. However, supervisors must ensure compliance with safety regulations to prevent construction workers' accidents that often result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities.

Construction workers' accidents: Collapsing excavation kills 1

Excavations are some of the most dangerous areas on work sites, and if they are not adequately supported or shored, the walls may collapse. Every construction company owner knows this along with the mandated safety precautions that must be in place to prevent construction workers' accidents. However, families in New York continue to lose loved ones in collapsing trenches or other excavations.

New law may limit fatal New York construction workers' accidents

Along with the construction boom in New York City came an unacceptable death toll of workers that exceeded 30 over the past two years. Many believe that the majority of these construction workers' accidents were preventable. In many cases, it is apparent that construction company owners prioritized profits over safety.

Another man injured in 1 of many construction workers' accidents

A paramedic with the Schoharie County EMS says they responded to a workplace accident that was reported just after 9:30 a.m. on a recent Tuesday. This was one of many construction workers' accidents that have been reported in the state of New York over the last few months. Reportedly, this incident occurred at a road construction site in Otsego County.

Construction workers' accidents: Worker pinned under 7-ton hammer

The high number of construction accidents in New York has been a subject of concern for safety authorities for some months. On a recent Wednesday morning, a construction worker in Queens miraculously escaped death in a construction workers' accident that involved a 7-ton falling hammer. This man was incredibly lucky to suffer injuries that were not considered a threat to his life. 

Construction workers' accidents: Excavator rollover kills 1

Working along the busy highways of New York and surrounding states can be extremely hazardous. The risks that construction workers face were underscored in a recent fatal accident in a neighboring state. The death of a 60-year-old construction crew member who was working on an overpass was but one of the many fatalities in construction workers' accidents that occur nationwide every year.

Construction workers' accidents continue to claim lives

New York construction workers risk injuries every day on a worksite. While there are constant additions and changes to the New York skyline, lives continue to be lost in construction workers' accidents. This problem has now become political.

Construction workers' accidents less prevalent in tall buildings

In New York, the city's building codes require significantly more safety for workers on the construction sites of buildings with 10 stories or more. Construction workers' accidents recorded from 2010 through 2015 totaled 1,446 -- leading to 40 fatalities. Seventy-five percent of those deaths occurred on construction sites of buildings that were lower than 10 stories tall. The Construction Safety Act was recently proposed before the City Council; in part, it addresses safety on construction sites of shorter -- or minor -- buildings.

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