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Top causes of construction accidents

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.

Drones: Opportunity or liability in construction?

"With great power, comes great responsibility," this popular saying from Spiderman or Winston Churchill, depending on who you want to credit, can hold true for the use of drones. Drones have the power to gather information, information that can provide the user with great power.

New York construction accidents: Worker falls down elevator shaft

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.

Worker injured in construction accident during demolition

Another construction accident occurred in New York recently, and one worker was seriously injured. The construction crew was working on demolishing an old building when part of the building collapsed. Luckily, no one else was injured in the construction accident.

Fall at new Staten Island courthouse leads to suit

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.

New York crane operator receives head injury after accident

A crane operator working on a job in Long Island sustained unspecified cranial injuries after his crane fell over on Dec. 18. According to reports, the construction accident didn't injure anyone else even though it occurred at around 12:15 p.m. on a Wednesday.

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