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.
Electrical hazards at a construction site can expose people to shock, burns, fire, explosion, arc blasts or electrocution. The latter results when someone experiences a lethal amount of electrical energy. Like most electrical accidents, electrocution can be prevented by using safe work practices, and you can take several steps to protect yourself and others.
Construction sites can not only be dangerous for construction workers, but they can also be dangerous for pedestrians if the proper precautions are not taken. One woman was recently hospitalized after being hit by falling debris. Luckily, help is available in New York for individuals who have been injured in construction site accidents.
Construction sites can pose many risks to the employees who work there. However, these work sites can pose serious dangers to pedestrians as well. A 37-year-old woman was recently injured in a New York construction site accident, and it cost her lost her life.
A construction worker who was working at the Barclays Center was killed in an accident at the end of last month. The New York workers were building an environmentally-friendly roof for the center. However, one or more of the joists fell off the truck, causing a fatal construction site accident.
A 28-year-old-man was killed in Watertown, New York, on Monday, Aug. 18, at a site located at 759 Starbuck Avenue.
A construction worker has won a large settlement from New York City for injuries he suffered on the job in 2010. The man filed suit in 2010 against the city, the School Construction Authority and the Department of Education after his construction site accident, which occurred while he was working on a Brooklyn school.
A New York state wastewater treatment plant explosion killed a welder employed by a subcontractor at the plant and seriously injured a construction company employee. The worker accidents were due to a failure to train welders and others about the dangers of working in confined spaces and with methane gas, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The safety agency also said that M. Hubbard Construction and Joy Process Mechanical had failed to ensure safeguards that could have protected the workers.