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Construction is One of the Most Dangerous Industries in NYC

Construction is One of the Most Dangerous Industries in NYC

The construction industry remains to be the most deadly industry in the U.S. In New York City alone, the private construction sector had the most deaths, 24 total, in 2019. According to the yearly report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) titled Deadly Skyline, OSHA violations committed by contractors directly coincide with the deaths of construction workers and further highlight that most of the deaths could have been prevented.
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Summer Months More Dangerous for Drivers

Summer Months More Dangerous for Drivers

Memorial Day weekend is known to be the beginning of summer and is also known as the beginning of the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer”. Around this time, according to the AAA, the number of car accidents that result in deaths increases significantly, especially those involving teen drivers. The AAA adds that the number of fatalities in car accidents that involve teen drivers aged 16 to 19 increases by roughly 16% every single day compared with other seasons throughout the year.
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2020 Was a Record Year for NYC Traffic Fatalities (Despite Fewer Cars Being on the Road)

2020 was a year for the record books in many ways. The pandemic left us reeling and kept cars off our city streets, but the upshot of this decrease in traffic isn’t what you’d think. In fact, the New York Times reports that New York City saw a rise in traffic fatalities in 2020. Further, this trend isn’t specific to NYC. Across the nation, traffic fatality rates have soared, while traffic itself has languished.
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Unsafe Scaffolding Can Result in Fatal Falls

Unsafe Scaffolding Can Result in Fatal Falls

It is unfortunate that too many construction workers continue to get severely injured or die from scaffolding accidents that could have been prevented if not for negligent and intentional employer violations. According to the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NYCOSH) 2019 Deadly Skyline report, deadly falls account for a whopping 64% of construction fatalities in NYC.
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How Safe Are Cranes on Construction Sites?

Cranes are an essential element of construction work, which is essential to the city, but cranes are also responsible for some of the most spectacularly dangerous accidents out there. If you’re working on a crane, you’re working on a massive machine that very likely lifts you high into the sky, and there’s plenty of danger to go around in this equation.
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Self-Driving Trucks Are Coming Sooner than You Think

We’ve all heard the hype regarding trucks that drive themselves, but most of us thought that was something for the distant future. Not so, explains the Wall Street Journal. In fact, the self-driving startup TuSimple recently raised over a billion dollars in an IPO (which comes on the heels of a U.S. investigation into the company’s ties to China), and it’s poised to kick off driverless trucks this year.
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Can You Sue for Emotional Distress After a Car Accident in NY?

Being injured by someone else's negligence in a car accident can leave you with serious physical injuries that can make moving forward with your life very difficult. A violent car accident, however, can also lead to immense psychological pain and emotional distress for which you also need compensation, and in the State of New York, you can seek this compensation in your car accident claim.
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COVID, Construction, and Legal Claims

The global pandemic has rocked our world in ways we couldn’t begin to imagine at the outset. It’s no wonder that the construction industry is now facing the issue of how less-than-robust precautions on the part of construction companies may have affected the health of construction workers and what kinds of injury claims may be on the horizon.
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Commercial Truck Tire Blowouts Can Cause Serious Accidents

Large commercial trucks like semis, tractor-trailers, tanker trucks, and car haulers are an unavoidable constant of roadways throughout the United States. These vehicles and their cargo can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and travel at speeds of 70 miles per hour or more, and when their tires blowout, it can cause drivers to lose control and cause catastrophic accidents.
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NYC Toxic Exposure Attorneys

Your lungs are a vital part of your body and are constantly working to provide oxygen to your brain and body. Respiratory disorders can be painful, costly, and can cause breathing impairments that keep you from working or even living a normal life without medical assistance.
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Labor Law 240

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, an estimated 2.3 million construction workers – 65 percent of those in the construction industry – work on scaffolds...
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New York City Construction Accident Report: September 20, 2018

If you only look around New York City you can see that there is always construction going on. The construction industry is booming in NYC...
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