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Getting hurt in a construction accident can be life-altering, leaving the injured worker with disabling injuries that require extensive medical care and limit the worker’s ability to return to the job in any capacity. Indeed, life after a construction accident can be extremely difficult, and it is important to think about how to get the …

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Getting hurt in a construction accident can be life-altering, leaving the injured worker with disabling injuries that require extensive medical care and limit the worker’s ability to return to the job in any capacity. Indeed, life after a construction accident can be extremely difficult, and it is important to think about how to get the …

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New York construction workers are routinely tasked with job duties that put them at risk of serious and fatal injuries. Indeed, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) routinely identifies the “fatal four” types of injuries that happen on construction sites. Those construction injuries include falls, struck-by injuries, caught-in or between injuries, and electrocutions. In …

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When proper precautions are not taken, a construction site has the potential to be a dangerous place. Head injuries remain a serious problem in the construction industry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 315 construction workers are killed as the result of job-related head injuries each year. Many tens of …

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New York Construction Accident Lawyer Assisting Plaintiffs With Scaffolding Injuries Working at heights can be incredibly dangerous, and falls from heights are a common cause of serious and fatal injuries on New York construction sites. Indeed, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cites falls as the leading cause of deaths on construction sites, noting that falls account for …

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Construction workers face significant hazards at every jobsite, even when an employer or construction company takes all necessary and available safety measures. New York State has recognized that construction work is a dangerous occupation even when safety measures are strictly enforced. As far back as 1885 New York State has been a leader in addressing …

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If you work in construction in New York, you have probably heard about the “Scaffold Law.” The statute, New York Labor Law § 240(1), provides important protections to construction workers and others who work from heights such as roofs, ladders, and scaffolding. As one of New York’s leading construction accident law firms, we believe that …

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The answer is that both set of rules apply. But, to understand how this affects safety practices on a New York construction site requires some basic information on just what the Industrial Code rules are. Long before OSHA became law, New York gave its Industrial Commissioner the power to create rules to promote safety practices …

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New York State is the only state that makes all those who are in control of construction projects, the owners and contractors they hire, personally responsible for unsafe construction practices which result in injury to workers. It does this through a set of laws found in Chapter 31, Article 10 — Building Construction, Demolition and …

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The majority of injuries to workers on construction sites can be traced to inadequate safety provisions for construction workers. Employers are required to strictly adhere to workplace safety laws and can be fined by OSHA for violations, but even these penalties have not stopped injuries and fatal accidents from rising over the past few years. …

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