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NY No Stranger to Construction Accidents, But United Crane Different

If you’re a New Yorker, you know that the city is always under construction. Although the New York Department of Buildings (DOB) has rigorous regulations that keep construction accidents to a minimum, these incidents are still commonplace by virtue of the sheer volume of construction in New York. Some accidents can’t be avoided, but from time to time, builders do cut corners to increase profits and keep up with extensive demand. Unfortunately, this leads to […]

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NYC Construction Deaths Highlight Lack of Worker Safety

Construction is a dangerous job. Everyone knows this, but unfortunately our city has been reminded of this fact in a big way recently. Between the days of April 8 and April 13, three men on three separate New York City job sites died as they worked. The news of these deaths have forced officials throughout the city to reflect on the current safety laws… and how they are not being properly enforced. If construction workers […]

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Why So Many Accidents Happen at NY Construction Sites

Construction sites aren’t just a pain to walk around or a slowdown on your daily commute – they pose serious risks to passersby and the employees at the site. How serious? Construction accidents take hundreds of lives each year and injure many more. Compared to other industries, construction is one of the most dangerous jobs out there. Just take this incident from November. A 44-year old construction worker was killed after a falling object hit […]

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Bystanders: The Other Victims of New York Construction Accidents

New York never sleeps, and it never stops just for a construction project. As buildings are being built and renovated, New Yorkers are walking by, heading to work, and minding their own business. Unfortunately, these bystanders may be putting themselves in danger simply by being around a construction site. When we talk about New York construction accidents, we often talk about workers as victims. However, countless bystanders have also been victims of injuries due to […]

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How New York Trucking Accident Cases Work

If you have been in a trucking accident in New York, you will need to prove several elements in your case to receive compensation for your injuries and losses. In this post, we’ll detail what you need to do to have a successful case against a trucking company. Types of Negligence in Truck Accidents To win a trucking accident case, your attorney will need to prove that another individual or entity was negligent in some […]

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Safety Inspections on Subway Escalators Reveal Defects

In May of 2017, the New York City Comptroller released a report on the safety inspections on subway escalators for the New York subway system. The results were not pretty. Many of them had significant defects that required a shutdown of the escalator until it was repaired. Every year, about 10,000 people become injured in an escalator accident. Many of them are children. This is fewer than the 12,000 people who die in staircase falls […]

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Ladder Accidents

Ladders are great tools for climbing to hard to reach places, but can be extremely dangerous. In the United States, 20% of fall accidents involve a ladder, but on construction sites, ladders are involved in 81% of fall accidents. How Does a Ladder Accident Occur? Ladders come in all shapes and sizes, and as a result have their own unique possibilities for failure. Even when used correctly, a defective ladder can lead to serious injury. […]

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How Workplace Injury Compensation Works in New York

When an employee suffers an injury in the workplace, in addition to the physical pain and emotional distress, they also often encounter financial problems.   Treatment for the injury can result in high medical bills, and a serious injury may make the employee unable to work for an extended amount of time, resulting in lost wages. A debilitating injury may even affect the employee’s ability to work and earn income in the future.   A […]

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How NY Construction Workers Get Hurt on the Job

  The construction industry is a dangerous one in which to work, and many construction workers are injured every year in New York. In this post, we’ll detail the most common reasons for a construction job injury and tell you what to do if your workers’ compensation coverage isn’t satisfactory.   Common Reasons for Construction Site Injuries One out of every 10 construction workers is injured each year. Why?   Falls. The number one reason […]

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Here’s Why Most Burn Injuries Happen in New York

Recently, a fire started on the first floor of an apartment building around 10:40 p.m. in Long Island City. Eight people were injured, including one with serious injuries. What happened? One resident said a “wall of smoke” was near her door, and another resident said the smoke prevented her from exiting down the hall. Firefighters responded to the call and worked on rescuing a man who was trapped by clutter and unable to move. The […]

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