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Construction accidents: Worker dies when knocked off forklift

Forklifts can cause severe or fatal injuries if not used with the necessary care. Construction accidents involving lift trucks are frequent, and one such an incident claimed the life of a New York worker on a recent Tuesday. According to the Department of Buildings, several open investigations are pending for safety violations on this construction site.

Beryllium exposure enforcement might prevent workplace illness

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has declared beryllium as a carcinogen that can cause lung cancer. This is a severe occupational hazard, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the development of standards to protect workers from contracting this workplace illness. Although March 12, 2018, was the set enforcement date, it was postponed to May 11 to give stakeholders in New York and other states the opportunity to study their obligations and to ensure consistency in OSHA inspections.

Workplace accidents: Window frame pins construction worker

Constructions sites in New York and elsewhere will always pose multiple safety hazards. Workplace accidents in this industry often occur when heavy objects strike workers. While this is a known hazard, employers may fail to provide adequate safety training to teach employees how to avoid such injuries.

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