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Construction accidents: Yet another life lost in New York

The hazards on New York construction sites have given rise to many safety discussions in recent months. Despite all the talk about improved regulations, lives continue to be lost in construction accidents. One of the most recent fatalities occurred at a site in Brewster.

Noncompliance of safety rules can cause construction accidents

Two deaths in one day -- only hours apart -- come at a time when there are calls for stricter safety regulations in the building industry. However, looking at the circumstances surrounding these construction accidents, it seems the calls should be for more compliance with existing safety regulations. Two construction workers died in New York on a recent Thursday.

Will stricter regulations prevent construction accidents?

Dozens of workers have died on construction sites in New York since the beginning of 2015. One of them was a 22-year-old worker who recently fell to his death down the shaft of an elevator in a condo tower under construction. Following the wave of construction accidents, some unions have managed to persuade the City Council to demand significantly more training hours for all construction workers.

Lack of proper planning could cause fatal construction accidents

When construction projects in New York are in the planning stage, developers should assess potential hazards and address those in advance. This particularly applies when projects include demolition, or for redevelopment projects. Being prepared may prevent fatal construction accidents like the one that happened in Poughkeepsie on a recent Thursday.

Serious injuries caused when wall collapses at construction site

The construction industry in New York and elsewhere continue to report preventable on-the-job accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is part of an investigation into an incident that caused serious injuries to a construction worker. The site where the accident occurred is a residential home under construction in a neighboring state.

Roof collapse lead to construction worker's serious injuries

The New York Department of Buildings stopped work at a Queens residential home construction site on a recent Wednesday after a construction accident occurred there on the previous day. Building materials weighing thousands of pounds fell onto three workers when the building's roof collapsed, causing serious injuries to one. The workers were members of a construction crew who were adding another story to an existing two-story residence.

Malfunctioning construction elevator causes serious injuries

The New York Department of Buildings recently issued an order to stop work on a part of the construction site on Pier 57. This is the planned construction project that may ultimately house the high-profile Anthony Bourdain food market, which is scheduled for completion in 2019. Authorities say safety measures were not instituted and that led to an employee suffering serious injuries.

Construction accidents in New York -- 1 more dead

Along with his loved ones, the musicians that shared good times with a drummer by night and a surveyor by day are saddened by his tragic death in a workplace accident. As with all fatal construction accidents, the New York City's Buildings Department issued an immediate stop-work order at the site where a 69-story construction is underway. The order applies to only one of the six high-rise buildings that form part of a Manhattan West project.

Construction worker suffers serious injuries in fall from bridge

Safety officials in New York have made their concerns about the lack of workers' safety in the construction industry clear over recent months. Nevertheless, almost every week there are reports of deaths or near-fatal injuries suffered on building sites in the city and elsewhere in the state. Earlier this month, a worker on a construction crew working on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that stretches from Brooklyn to Staten Island suffered serious injuries in a near-fatal fall.

Construction accidents: New York tragedy claims worker's life

No foul play is suspected regarding a fatality at a New York building site on a recent Thursday. As with all deaths caused by construction accidents, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be investigating this one to determine the employer's compliance with federal safety regulations. Law enforcement stated that drugs and alcohol seemed not to have played a role in this tragedy.

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