New York owners of construction companies have an enormous responsibility to protect the safety and health of their employees. Workers in this industry face multiple safety hazards every day, and compliance with federal safety regulations is vital to avoid construction accidents. This applies especially to those who work on repairing buildings damaged by hurricanes and other disasters.
Two employees of a home improvement company were recently injured when a deck on which they were working collapsed. Reportedly, the incident occurred at a property on Long Island. The men were working on elevating a home after the structure was compromised during Hurricane Sandy.