There is always construction going on in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. New York City construction workers have to work in the heat and freezing cold. It's a dangerous industry that is certainly not for the faint of heart. In fact, it can be downright deadly.
New York City is a hive of construction activity year-round. There are always new builds and renovations taking place here in Manhattan and the outlying boroughs.
Tragedy struck late last month at a construction site in the Bronx. A man died, and five of his co-workers suffered injuries when the third floor of the building being erected collapsed on top of them.
Many companies are reputable and honor their workers' legitimate claims for compensation benefits after a workplace injury occurs.
Have you noticed that everyone around you seems to be whispering instead of talking in normal conversational volumes? If so, you may have suffered hearing loss due to occupational exposure(s).
If you work in construction here in New York City, it's likely that you have worked around, if not in, trenches. But did you realize that trench collapses are one of the deadliest types of accidents that can occur on construction sites?
If you get injured on the job, you can draw unemployment compensation benefits. Many workers in New York City take that as a given. But there are situations where an employee gets injured and their workers' comp benefits may be in jeopardy due to their own actions.
Chances are that if you are a New York City construction worker, you work in the vicinity of hazardous energy nearly every day. You come into contact with pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, chemical, thermal and mechanical sources of energy while carrying out your duties. All can prove harmful or deadly under the wrong set of circumstances, e.g., when the equipment is undergoing maintenance and servicing.
On April 13, a construction worker from Brooklyn was working on a site in SoHo located at the intersection of Broome and Varick Streets. There, at the Holland Tunnel, he and his crew toiled, working the graveyard shift to assemble a huge crane. At approximately 3:15 a.m., a counterweight weighing 7.5 tons slammed into him. According to New York City officials, he died at the site.
If you are a New York City construction worker, you accept a certain level of danger on the job, particularly those who work high above the streets of Manhattan or the outer boroughs.