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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.

The dangers of working on scaffolding

If you are among the many American workers who regularly spends time working on or around scaffolding, you face unique on-the-job hazards you and your employer should try to minimize as much as possible. The term "scaffold" refers to an elevated work platform you might use to construct a building, wash upper-level windows or what have you, and these platforms can prove exceedingly dangerous if not in adequate shape and used properly.

Operator found at fault in fatal crane accident sues city

The man deemed responsible for a crane collapse that terminally injured a Tribaca pedestrian has filed a lawsuit alleging defamation in Manhattan Supreme Court. A 38-year-old mathematician from Prague was walking from the subway stop at Chambers Street to his office. He died after being struck by the crane.

Tips to avoid a forklift accident

According the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) one in 10 forklifts are in an accident every year. You have probably seen videos on social media of operators driving into hazards, overloading their machines and tipping or various other accidents. Sometimes forklift accidents happen because the forklift itself malfunctions, sometimes they are due to operator error and in some cases, they are due to unavoidable forces.

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