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Without Safety Training, Deadly Construction Accidents Far More Likely From Category: Construction Site Accidents

Without Safety Training, Deadly Construction Accidents Far More Likely

A recent study of New York construction accidents links more than two-thirds of worker deaths on construction sites to employers that did not participate in state-approved apprenticeship and training programs. The report, which was published by a leading consumer advocacy group called Public Citizen, definitely proves that on-the-job safety training ...

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Construction Workers Not Only Potential Victims of Work Site Accidents From Category: Construction Site Accidents

Construction Workers Not Only Potential Victims of Work Site Accidents

Asphalt Green runs an innovative fitness and activity center on the former grounds of a major industrial operation that churned out much of the asphalt needed by New York in the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. After being decommissioned, the location was transformed into a major hub of activity ...

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Combustible Dust Remains Major Unregulated Work Place Hazard From Category: Construction Site Accidents

Combustible Dust Remains Major Unregulated Work Place Hazard

Combustible dust is an umbrella term that encompasses the finely ground form of many common substances in a wide range of manufacturing processes, from food production to metal and alloy processing. The production processes in all of these industries create dust byproducts that become suspended in the air and can ...

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Negligent NY Employer Responsible for Another Construction Death From Category: Construction Site Accidents

Negligent NY Employer Responsible for Another Construction Death

A car dealership was the scene one of the most recent fatal construction accidents in New York. The accident occurred in the morning hours as workers were involved in removing partitions from a large showroom. During the demolition, a major portion of the structure’s mezzanine level collapsed, trapping ...

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New WTC Project Plagued By Construction Site Injuries From Category: Construction Site Accidents

New WTC Project Plagued By Construction Site Injuries

Over the course of the last decade, hardworking Americans have toiled each day at Ground Zero to build the new World Trade Center facility. A testament to the national will to survive and overcome, the project has become symbolic of the nation’s refusal to succumb to the forces ...

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Recent Construction Death: Freak Accident or Foreseeable Danger? From Category: Construction Site Accidents

Recent Construction Death: Freak Accident or Foreseeable Danger?

While tape measures are rarely, if ever, considered deadly weapons, a 58-year-old worker recently lost his life when he was struck by the everyday tool at a construction site. The accident occurred during a simple sheetrock delivery, when the driver pulled into the site to unload his cargo. Unbeknownst to ...

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Toxic Fumes Claim Lives of Two Construction Workers From Category: Construction Site Accidents

Toxic Fumes Claim Lives of Two Construction Workers

The owner of an Idaho construction company recently faced an unbearably tragedy when two of his employees died in a tragic construction accident. These were not any two employees; one of them was his 19-year-old son and the other was his decades-long best friend. The man lamented the loss of ...

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How Safe is Your Site's Scaffolding? From Category: Construction Site Accidents

How Safe is Your Site's Scaffolding?

A ubiquitous sight at most construction sites, scaffolding consists of the temporary metal and wooden structures used to support people and materials when buildings are being constructed or repaired. Also known as staging, scaffolding frequently relies on the adjacent structure for stability or support. Despite the necessity of scaffolding on ...

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Construction Accident Brings Tragedy to Young Family From Category: Construction Site Accidents

Construction Accident Brings Tragedy to Young Family

An ongoing investigation by local police and federal safety officials after a tragic worksite accident is bringing the mother of four young children very little solace. This widow and her grieving family have been left mourning the loss of a 28-year-old father and husband. The man lost his life at ...

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Forging a Future After Work Accidents From Category: Construction Site Accidents

Forging a Future After Work Accidents

Like too many other constructions workers across the U.S., Ken Worrall was seriously injured in a work site accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. While the accident occurred 20 years ago, the depression and hopelessness lingered for years afterward. At the advice of one of his nurses, ...

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Young Workers Face Heightened Dangers on NY Worksites From Category: Construction Site Accidents

Young Workers Face Heightened Dangers on NY Worksites

If a recent spate of injuries and workplace fatalities are any indication, youthful exuberance is no match for substandard safety conditions on New York worksites. Indeed, young workers remain at risk for serious accidents in the construction industry. Teen worker loses his life In one recent construction site accident, a 19...

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For NY Construction Industry, 2015 a Deadly Year From Category: Construction Site Accidents

For NY Construction Industry, 2015 a Deadly Year

While construction positions remain an exciting and lucrative career path for many New Yorkers, it seems that working in this industry gets more and more dangerous each year. Among the state’s most recent construction site fatalities was a 30-year-old man who perished after falling four stories at a ...

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