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The Main Causes of NY Construction Accidents

Anyone who currently works or has worked in construction knows that it’s a risky profession. Working on high-rise buildings and operating heavy and dangerous machinery comes with the job, but it also brings risks that people in other professions simply don’t have to be concerned about. Construction work can and does lead to serious accidents. Injuries from these accidents can change the trajectory of your life permanently, so it’s a good idea to understand what […]

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Hurt in a NY Construction Accident? How to Prove Your Claim

Accidents happen no matter who you are or what you’re doing. Thankfully, most of the time these accidents aren’t very serious. But when you’re a New York construction worker, these accidents can be serious and lead to injury or even death. New York has seen its fair share of construction accidents. In 2021 alone, a worker fell to death in a New York City building that was under construction. Another worker in the Bronx was […]

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NY Construction Site Changes — Could They Knock You Off Your Game?

The world is starting to open up again amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of life that is resuming as close to normal as possible is construction. As construction sites across New York open, new safety protocols are being implemented – or are they? According to the New York Times, floor markings for social distancing, thermal forehead temperature scans, disinfection of tools, hand washing stations, and social distancing for deliveries are all becoming a reality for […]

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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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