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.
When major equipment is hoisted above a bustling city street, every possible safety precaution is taken. Despite the use of safety equipment, falls and accidents can still occur and leave a city street in chaos and disarray. An incident unfolded in the streets of Manhattan, New York, and several were injured as a result.
Construction sites can not only be dangerous for construction workers, but they can also be dangerous for pedestrians if the proper precautions are not taken. One woman was recently hospitalized after being hit by falling debris. Luckily, help is available in New York for individuals who have been injured in construction site accidents.
Construction workers work in very hazardous environments, as one Manhattan worker unfortunately discovered. The 25-year-old man fell down an elevator shaft while on the job, and he lost his life. Construction accidents are tragic occurrences, but the young man's estate may be able to take legal action in New York depending on the outcome of the investigation.
A construction worker who was working at the Barclays Center was killed in an accident at the end of last month. The New York workers were building an environmentally-friendly roof for the center. However, one or more of the joists fell off the truck, causing a fatal construction site accident.
New York owners of construction companies are expected to ensure the safety of their employees at all times. However, during the cold winter months workers face additional hazards that need close monitoring in order to prevent construction worker injuries. When the skin temperature is driven down, continued cold temperatures can cause the core temperature -- or internal body temperature -- to drop to levels low enough to cause cold stress.
A construction worker on the 2nd Avenue subway in New York was injured in an on-the-job accident in August and has now filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the state and MTA Capital Construction. The incident was apparently one of many worker accidents in recent years, as records show that the MTA has been cited more than 18 times for safety violations.
A 28-year-old-man was killed in Watertown, New York, on Monday, Aug. 18, at a site located at 759 Starbuck Avenue.
A construction worker has won a large settlement from New York City for injuries he suffered on the job in 2010. The man filed suit in 2010 against the city, the School Construction Authority and the Department of Education after his construction site accident, which occurred while he was working on a Brooklyn school.
A construction worker who was injured at the site of the future St. George courthouse on Staten Island has filed a lawsuit. The complaint alleges unsafe work conditions and seeks damages from 10 named defendants, including the state Office of Court Administration, the city, various other contractors and the state Dormitory Authority.