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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.

New York's "Scaffold Law" again under attack

New York has a unique law regarding workers who have been injured while on the job at construction sites. Under the Scaffold Law, property owners and general contractors are liable for injuries that occur on worksites involving scaffolding regardless of fault or negligence.

Construction accidents can be devastating in New York

Any construction site in the city or the suburbs can be inherently wrought with danger. Even though injuries from construction accidents may happen anywhere, anyone injured has rights and protections under the law. Anyone injured at a construction site in New York can benefit from knowing what legal options may be available and what type of incidents can commonly lead to construction accidents.

Construction site accidents are devastating for injured workers

The construction industry is notoriously dangerous for workers. However, it is an industry that is heavily regulated by the authorities in hopes of minimizing the chances of construction site accidents. Despite health and safety regulations, workers in New York still suffer injuries, and those workers need to understand their rights when their injuries have affected both their professional and their personal lives.

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