Construction Accidents

What is OSHA’s “Fatal Four”?

Working in construction can be extremely dangerous. These workers put themselves at risk daily, building the structures that are essential to modern life. When accidents happen, the stakes can be much higher because of the nature of construction work.  According to the National Safety Council, construction is considered one of the most dangerous industries to… read more

What Safety Gear Should Be in Place on Construction Sites in NY?

The construction industry generates millions of dollars each year. However, it is a difficult and dangerous industry for the workers. The risk of injury on a construction site from falls, being struck by objects, electrocution, and being caught in-between objects is high. Therefore, it is crucial to have adequate safety gear on a construction site… read more

Can I Sue My Employer After I Get Hurt on a New York Construction Site?

Construction work can be dangerous. Workers may be injured or killed due to on-the-job accidents or hazardous conditions.  Unfortunately, construction workers can rarely sue their employers after getting hurt on a New York construction site. However, the employee might have a third-party claim that could result in additional compensation for damages. A third-party claim can… read more

Thousands of Violations Discovered During NYC Construction Site Safety Audit

The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) initiated a citywide “Zero Tolerance” construction safety enforcement campaign on June 1, 2021.  The zero-tolerance enforcement sweeps followed the deaths of three construction workers in New York City within two weeks. One of the fatal construction accidents was the result of a worker falling. In addition, there… read more

What Are the Top Causes of Accidents on Construction Sites?

New York City boasts some of the most famous skylines in the entire world. These skylines that both New Yorkers and tourists enjoy are made possible by the work done on construction job sites. Unfortunately, construction is currently ranked as New York’s most dangerous industry. Recent Increases in Construction Site Accidents Many people believe that… read more