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Accident In Clarkstown Closes Highway

Posted: October 6, 2020 | Categories: Construction Accidents, News

Patch.com reports on an accident in Clarkstown, NY, that injured four people in an SUV and left a major thoroughfare closed for several hours.  Clarkstown Police arrived at the scene of the accident on Thursday and found two heavily damaged vehicles in the roadway, a garbage truck and a sport-utility vehicle. All four occupants of […]

A Roof Collapse Causes Serious Injuries To Construction Workers

Posted: June 25, 2020 | Categories: Construction Accidents

Construction accidents are common according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are roughly 15,000 construction site accidents each year according to the BLS. On average, over 1,000 people die each year in construction accidents.  While falls make up a significant majority of accidents that occur on construction […]

FDNY Rescued 3 Workers Trapped Under Construction Debris After A Scaffold Collapses

Posted: March 3, 2020 | Categories: Construction Accidents

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the construction industry is expected to increase over the next few years. Although the construction industry only accounts for a small percentage of overall employment, it contributes significantly to the number of on-the-job deaths reported annually. Approximately 30% of all reported fatalities come from the construction […]

Scaffolding Collapsed At A Mega-Development. 150 workers Sue Hudson Yards

Posted: February 19, 2020 | Categories: Construction Accidents

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in according to accident statistics. Each year, hundreds of construction workers are injured and quite a few are killed in accidents on construction sites across the country. In New York, statistics and reporting are maintained by the Department of Buildings. As of November 30th, 2019, […]

Construction Worker Wins Record-Breaking Settlement

Posted: December 25, 2019 | Categories: Construction Accidents

As many know, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration oversees workplaces and job sites to ensure it is a safe environment for employees. OSHA oversees construction sites as well and most accidents must be reported to the agency. OSHA has detailed that there are four causes of worker deaths on construction sites each year. They […]

Building Collapse In The Bronx Kills One Worker, Injures Five

Posted: August 29, 2019 | Categories: Construction Accidents

The construction industry tops the charts as New York’s most deadly industry. More injuries in the industry were reported in 2018 than in any other year following the post-recession construction boom. When it comes to the fatalities, the Department of Buildings only tracks deaths that come as a direct result of a violation. In 2018, […]

Bricks Fall And Strike Pedestrians On 39th Street

Posted: June 14, 2019 | Categories: Construction Accidents

Falling debris is a growing concern amid the construction boon in New York City. The city has already seen an increase in construction accidents this year compared with the same time frame last year. Falling debris can not only harm construction workers, but it can also strike and injure pedestrians. Failure to secure objects, provide […]

Despite Improvements, Amusement Park Safety Needs More Work

Posted: May 27, 2019 | Categories: Construction Accidents

As the temperatures rise, schools let out, and families begin planning their summer vacations. Many of these vacations may involve trips to local or even far-flung amusement parks. While the rides can be a thrilling way to spend a day, they can also turn tragic. There is no federal oversight when it comes to the […]

New Jersey Roller Coaster Launches Test Dummies

Posted: May 1, 2019 | Categories: Construction Accidents

Amusement park accidents might seem rare but they’re actually more common than originally thought. The chances of being involved in an accident causing serious injury at an amusement park are 1 in 16 million according to the National Safety Council. However, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 2017, there were 29,400 emergency […]

Increased Numbers Of Construction Worker Deaths

Posted: April 30, 2019 | Categories: Construction Accidents

The statistics surrounding construction site accidents are shocking. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), one in ten construction site workers is injured every year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there are some 150,000 construction site accidents each year, falls were the leading cause of injury. Contact with equipment was also […]

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