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Construction site dangers cause many types of worker injuries

The hazards of working at a construction site are significant and when proper precautions are not taken New York workers can suffer injuries and death. There are a number of different ways that worksite deficiencies can cause injury-producing construction site accidents and this post will only touch on some of them. The information contained herein is not comprehensive on the topic of construction site accidents and should not be used as legal guidance.

Assembly member urges rejection of Scaffold Law "reform"

New York State’s Scaffold Law has repeatedly been targeted by business interests for elimination that is often mislabeled as "reform." They argue that the law drives up construction costs and makes it more difficult for women and minorities to get into construction work, Assembly member Phil Steck wrote recently in Albany's Times Union.

Will your workplace illness expenses be compensable?

Employees in various industries in New York are exposed to hazards in their workplaces that could be detrimental to their health. Sometimes a workplace illness develops over time, while others are immediately evident. Regardless, the victims might be unsure of whether the workers' compensation insurance program will cover their particular occupational diseases.

Slip-and-fall workplace accidents cause 95M lost workdays a year

Workers in all industries in New York are exposed to the risks of slip-and-fall incidents, and many employers fail to recognize the fact that a bad landing after such a fall can cause catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and even death. Every business owner must have a fall prevention program in place, and employees must receive safety training to ensure they understand that preventing or cleaning up spillages or debris that can cause falls is the responsibility of all. Furthermore, workers must learn what to do regarding such workplace accidents.

Injured workers at dairy expose employer's safety violations

A spokesperson for an area office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says all workplace injuries can be prevented. However, as long as employers fail to provide adequate training and appropriate personal protective equipment, there will be reports of injured workers. His remark came after the agency proposed a penalty of more than $140,000 for safety violations at a New York dairy.

Fatal workplace accident claims MTA worker's life

It was a horrific start to a workday when a group of MTA workers in New York witnessed one of their colleagues fall to his death. This workplace accident happened shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent Tuesday at a subway station in East Harlem. Reportedly, the 23-year-old man had only been in this job for six months before he lost his life.

Fatal workplace accident claims MTA worker's life

It was a horrific start to a workday when a group of MTA workers in New York witnessed one of their colleagues fall to his death. This workplace accident happened shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent Tuesday at a subway station in East Harlem. Reportedly, the 23-year-old man had only been in this job for six months before he lost his life.

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