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How dangerous is window-washing high-rises in New York City?

In the past, window-washers here in New York City had one of the most dangerous jobs there were. Thankfully, over the years, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the implementation of safety regulations have eliminated many of the former dangers.

Asbestos released in steam pipe explosion poses dangers

It has been determined that last month's explosion of an underground steam pipe in the Flatiron section of Manhattan released the toxic substance asbestos into the air. The incident occurred on July 19 at 6:40 a.m., on Thursday in the area of Fifth Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets.

Are you in danger of developing compartment syndrome?

New York City construction workers are particularly vulnerable to a little-known injury called compartment syndrome. In most cases of compartment syndrome in construction workers, the injury is caused by getting trapped between a piece of equipment and a stationary object such as the wall of a building under construction.

Why do forklifts crash?

Forklifts are heavy machinery, and they pose a significant risk in the workplace. This can easily go overlooked in a job where forklifts are used constantly -- like stocking in a major warehouse. However, it's important for workers to understand the dangers. Growing complacent can lead to accidents and injuries.

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