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New York building site reports multiple construction accidents

A building site on Seventh Avenue in the New York borough of Manhattan seems to be littered with serious injury hazards for all the employees on the site. A worker's injury on a recent Thursday morning once again underscores the risks that have resulted in many construction accidents at this worksite. Reportedly, this employee was working on the ground floor of a hotel development when he tripped and fell while attempting to dodge a crane. He is lucky that his injuries were not considered serious.

Incidents on this construction site have involved more than the workers there. Last May, traffic delays occurred when a crane cable was dangling in the street. On the same day, a harnessed battery plummeted into the street. In June, a falling object reportedly damaged the windshield of a car that was waiting at an intersection.

At the beginning of September, a worker's finger was cut in an incident involving a wood saw, and a steel beam landed on the foot of another employee. Reportedly, both victims had to get themselves to emergency facilities. In the following two months, records indicate incidents of workers suffering cuts, injured hips from tripping on scattered planks and one suffered struck-by injuries after being hit by a piece of rebar.

Workers should not be exposed to so many hazards that seem to be ignored and left unaddressed by the contractors and subcontractors on the worksite. Victims of injuries suffered in construction accidents can pursue financial relief to help them cope with medical bills and lost income. Benefits claims may be filed with the New York workers' compensation insurance system, and attorneys who are experienced in this field can provide support and guidance.

Source:, "Worker Hurt While Dodging Crane at Accident-Plagued Hotel Site, City Says", Aidan Gardiner, March 23, 2017

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