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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.

Take action if you are injured at a construction site

Construction workers need to have a safe work environment. When this doesn't exist, there is a chance that the workers might suffer injuries. These can be very serious, so construction workers should learn about what options they have to address their concerns.

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?

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