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Most Common Risks and Hazards on a Construction Site

Most Common Risks and Hazards on a Construction Site

| Personal Injury
“In 2016/17, construction was found to be the main industry for fatal injuries to workers. Construction hazards are heavily dependent on the type of construction work that is being carried out. For example, working on scaffolding presents entirely different hazards to working with asbestos” (High Speed Training). The top ten risks and hazards from working…Read the article
Tips For Staying Safe on the Construction Site

Tips For Staying Safe on the Construction Site

| Workers Compensation
The world would grind to a halt very quickly without the work our construction teams do and without the creation and maintenance of buildings that go on at many construction sites each and every day!  However, there are countless horror stories about accidents, injuries, and even fatalities that occur on the work site – and…Read the article
Construction Accidents in NY: Who to Contact?

Construction Accidents in NY: Who to Contact?

| Workers Compensation
Did you know that at least one in five workplace fatalities are construction-related? Many construction accidents in NY unfortunately do not have a happy ending. It’s a lot to think about, especially if you are a construction worker yourself, or you care deeply about someone who is. But, non-fatal accidents (thousands of them on a…Read the article
Construction and Scaffold Accidents

Construction and Scaffold Accidents

| Personal Injury
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are approximately 2.3 million construction workers–or 65 percent of all workers in the construction industry–who work on scaffolds. While scaffolds are essential for performing tasks at heights, scaffolds can also be very dangerous for workers. In fact, the same OSHA source further reports that there…Read the article
New York Construction Safety Regulations

New York Construction Safety Regulations

| Personal Injury
On December 23, 2016, a construction worker in New York died. The death inspired the publication of an article by The New York Times highlighting the fact that over a two-year period, there were 31 construction deaths throughout the city. In fact, the article also reveals that while the number of building permits throughout New…Read the article
Worker’s Compensation Third-Party Actions

Worker’s Compensation Third-Party Actions

| Workers Compensation
There are many instances of workers being harmed at their place of employment through no fault of their own or their employers. Sometimes the negligence or cause of the injury may be from the negligence of a third party. For example, a construction worker may have to travel between job sites in the middle of…Read the article
Construction Season

Construction Season

| Personal Injury
As we happily bid adieu to the last weeks of snow and cold we enter into spring bright eyed and bushy tailed. We look back on the frozen mornings of scraping ice from windshields and smile because we have several months ahead of sun, and months of roads free from black ice with shoes free…Read the article
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