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When building is booming, does safety lapse?

It seems that anywhere you go around New York City, there are construction projects springing up like mushrooms after a spring rain. While that is good news for the economy, what effect does it have on the safety of the construction workers doing all of the labor?

3 construction workers injured in Astoria roof collapse

Questions are swirling around the site of an Astoria, Queens, construction project this week where three workers were trapped in a roof collapse on 28th Road. The trapped workers suffered serious injuries in Tuesday's entrapment in the New York borough.

Top causes of construction accidents

Construction sites of all kinds can be dangerous places for workers. Over the past years, New York City has seen a rise in serious construction accidents. Due to the high risk inherent in this occupation, both federal and state authorities put in place safety regulations that are supposed to address the most frequent causes of accidents.

How to protect yourself from electrocution on a job site

Electrical hazards at a construction site can expose people to shock, burns, fire, explosion, arc blasts or electrocution. The latter results when someone experiences a lethal amount of electrical energy. Like most electrical accidents, electrocution can be prevented by using safe work practices, and you can take several steps to protect yourself and others.

Drones: Opportunity or liability in construction?

"With great power, comes great responsibility," this popular saying from Spiderman or Winston Churchill, depending on who you want to credit, can hold true for the use of drones. Drones have the power to gather information, information that can provide the user with great power.

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