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If you don’t look out for your safety at work, who will?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Regardless of the industry in which you earn your income, your safety and health could be at risk. Workplace accidents can occur anywhere and at any time – and, in spite of your best efforts, you might become a victim through no fault of your own. While you have to cope with pain and anxiety about lost wages, you will likely have many questions about workers’ compensation benefits such as what procedures should you follow and which losses will the benefits cover? Fortunately, you are entitled to retain the services of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can handle all […]

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Safety is in your hands

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The bones, muscles and nerves working together to move your hands are nothing short of miraculous. The dexterity and ability to manipulate your fingers and thumbs sets humans apart from all other animals. Your hands allow you to operate heavy machinery at work, then go home to tuck your children into bed or tenderly hold the hand of someone you love. To lose the use of your hands would be a devastating blow. On average, doctors in emergency rooms in New York and across the country treat 16 million hand injuries each year. About 75 percent of all disabling work […]

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That which must save a life can also take a life

Friday, January 13, 2017

If you are a construction worker in New York or Long Island, you may feel comfortable with the fact that your employer provides you with a fall harness whenever you work at a height of over six feet. You also get a lanyard, and the equipment is in good repair — so, you should have no reason to be concerned about your safety. However, you may be at more danger than you realize. Fall protection equipment must stop the fall of a worker before he or she slams into the ground below. However, in a suspended position in the constrictions […]

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Construction companies can be held liable for worker deaths

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Claiming the company is innocent, Harco Construction intends to fight a judicial order to fund worker safety public service announcements. The company was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter as well as criminally negligent homicide in the 2015 death of construction worker Carlos Moncayo. The company’s attorney states that they plan to appeal the verdict. This case is just one example of the negligence and disregard for worker safety that typifies many construction companies. If you are injured or you lose a family member in a construction accident, you will likely have to fight the negligent party aggressively to get justice. Why […]

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Crane collapse results in new fines

Monday, February 8, 2016

The collapse of an enormous crane on Worth Street on February 5, 2016, highlights the dangers that construction workers face every day. Questions remain about the exact cause of the collapse, although high winds may be partly to blame. The collapse occurred while the crane was being lowered due to dangerous wind gusts. New York officials estimate that it may be weeks before they know why the crane collapsed. The crane’s cab turned upside down during the collapse and the 565-foot arm crashed in the street, covering a city block. Mayor Bill de Blasio reacted to the collapse by instituting […]

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String Of Accidents Highlights The Dangers Construction Workers Face

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Month after month, workers on New York construction sites suffer life-changing injuries or even death. The New York Daily News highlights this fact by its continual coverage of such tragic incidents. It reports that in September 2015, a 30-year-old construction worker was working on building renovations on the Upper East Side when he fell, striking scaffolding below. His injuries were fatal. The very next month, in October 2015, a 26-year-old worker was killed while helping renovate a building. Five floors of the structure collapsed, striking him with flying debris and pinning him in the rubble. In November 2015, a 40-year-old construction worker […]

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