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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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