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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.

Construction workers' accidents: Mall roof collapses in New York

Sometimes, workplace accidents occur in which many lives could have been lost, but, miraculously, only minor injuries occur. One would think that such incidents would encourage a business owner to improve the company's safety protocols. However, after a recent roof collapse in New York, it became known that the out-of-state contractor had a record of four prior safety violations after construction workers' accidents since 2007.

Construction workers' accidents: Fall causes head injuries

Fall accidents on construction sites in New York are common occurrences. Many such construction workers' accidents cause death or traumatic injuries. Unfortunately, most falls are preventable if employers would comply with federal safety regulations. An unsafe work environment might have caused the fall that led to the critical injuries that a 39-year-old worker suffered in a neighboring state on a recent Wednesday afternoon.

Construction Workers' Accidents: Fatal fall claims life of NY man

Too many families lose loved ones on construction sites. While the importance of fall protection is a much-discussed subject, construction workers' accidents involving fatal falls continue to occur. A 44-year-old New York City man died when he fell while working on the roof of a building under construction in a neighboring state only a few days before Thanksgiving.

Construction workers' accidents: 1 dead, 4 injured in fall

Falls cause a significant number of workers' deaths in New York and elsewhere. Many of these fatalities follow noncompliance of safety regulations that lead to construction workers' accidents. A recent incident in Kingsbury caused the death of one construction worker and the hospitalization of four more.

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