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Friday, September 22, 2017

Electricians Face Job Hazards


What are the most common work-related injuries for electricians?

Recently, an electrician in western New York was killed while performing routine work at a high school.  The electrician was working in the electrical closet at Kenmore West High School when he died.  Investigations into the tragic accident remain ongoing.  Sadly, this New York electrician’s death is likely to be just one of several this year.  Over 175 deaths are caused each year in the electrical trade, with electricians comprising about seven percent of all victims.


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The 411 on Construction Accidents in NYC


What are my rights if I am injured while working on a construction site in New York?

Construction workers perform vital tasks across New York City, building and repairing homes businesses, roads, bridges, and much more.  While the construction industry is critically important, it can also be dangerous.  The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that over 4,000 employees are killed on the job each year, and approximately 20 percent of these deaths are in construction.  Nearly 1,000 construction workers will die on the job annually due to a


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Sunday, February 12, 2017

City Council's construction safety bills divide NYC's real estate industry


What are the main causes of New York construction accidents?

The New York City Council began hearing testimony last month on 21 construction-related bills that are strongly dividing the New York real estate industry. The bills range in issues from crane safety to additional training requirements for construction workers, in an effort to reduce the number of construction accidents in New York City.


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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Deadly NYC Crane Accident Kills Two Workers


What caused the fatal crane accident in Queens?

Two workers were recently killed in the Briarwood section of Queens when a steel beam fell onto a crane.  The workers were building a residential housing complex with one worker inside the crane’s cab and another standing guard outside.  As the crane was lifting a large steel beam at about 12 p.m., it fell from the fourth floor.


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