Archive for the ‘Worksite Accidents’ Category

Maybrook Construction Accident Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

Construction sites are dangerous under the best conditions. When other factors such as a lack of direction and adverse weather also are present, construction accidents can cause fatal injuries.  A recent construction accident in Maybrook, New York took the life of one construction worker and injured two others. Retaining Wall Collapses, Traps Worker According to […]

February 10, 2014 Read More

DeKalb Construction Accident Victim’s Brave Co-Workers May Have Saved His Life

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A Rensselaer man was critically injured in a recent construction accident in DeKalb after heavy machinery and equipment collapsed onto the front loader he was operating – trapping him inside until a rescue team could free him.  However, his co-workers’ bravery may have saved his life. Co-Workers Come To The Rescue In Potentially Fatal Accident […]

October 8, 2013 Read More

New OSHA Rule Seeks to Make New York Worksites Safer

A new safety rule for federal employees should help prevent workplace accidents in New York and nationally. On August 2, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a requirement that all federal agencies must submit data on employee injuries and illnesses to the Bureau of Labor Statistics every year. The mandate covers approximately two […]

August 27, 2013 Read More

Workers Exposed to Asbestos Danger at Construction Site

It is widely known that exposure to asbestos-containing materials can cause fatal illnesses to workers in New York and elsewhere. That’s why a report that a Rochester hospital put workers in danger during a recent demolition project was so disturbing. The hospital hired a contractor to demolish and renovate a portion of its facility. Before […]

August 14, 2013 Read More

Workers in Niagara Falls Find Themselves in Dangerous Hole

Trenching and excavation activities cause workplace deaths in New York each year. A case in point: safety officials have cited a Depew contracting company for endangering its workers at a Niagara Falls excavation site. In March, inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) discovered dangerous conditions at a water main project in Niagara […]

June 4, 2013 Read More

New OSHA Rules Protect New York Crane Workers

Recent changes to federal safety rules governing cranes and derricks may reduce construction accidents in New York. In April, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule for safety regulations governing the following construction activities: Cranes Derricks Demolition work Underground construction Equipment hoisting “It is important that construction workers in these sectors […]

May 28, 2013 Read More

Ten Safety Tips for Driving in New York Work Zones

Highway construction season is in full swing, which means auto accidents in New York State will likely be going up. Last year, there were 460 traffic accidents in construction work zones on state roads and bridges and 52 accidents in maintenance work zones on state highways, according to the New York Department of Transportation. Those […]

May 14, 2013 Read More

7 OSHA Rights That Protect New York Workers

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A construction worker in Sarasota Springs was killed when he was crushed by a 1,700 pound pipe that rolled off a flatbed trailer. The accident occurred April 13 as a tractor-trailer was being unloaded. The 24-year-old worker died when a 40-foot pipe became dislodged and rolled onto him. Construction sites are dangerous places to work. […]

April 24, 2013 Read More

Broken Leg Leads to $3 Million for Pain and Suffering

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A New York construction worker who broke his leg when he fell off a ladder is entitled to more than $3 million for pain and suffering as a result of a recent ruling from a state appeals court in Hernandez v. Ten Ten Co. (1st Dept. 2013). The case arose when a man was injured […]

April 11, 2013 Read More

Vestal Worker Killed in Forklift Accident

There were 4,609 fatal work accidents in New York State and nationwide in 2011, according to federal safety statistics. This averages out to 3.5 deaths for every 100,000 full-time American workers. Warehouses and manufacturing plants are especially dangerous places to work. Complex machinery, heavy equipment and strenuous labor can add up to disaster. An example […]

March 29, 2013 Read More
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