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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 […]

Accidental Construction Deaths See Highest Numbers In Years

Posted: April 16, 2019 | Categories: Construction Accidents

The Construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in New York. Through October of 2018, construction accidents and injuries had already outpaced year-end numbers recorded in 2017 and have increased each year since 2014. As of November 21st, 2018, these accidental fatalities were at 12, which is the same as the three previous […]

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