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Injured in a construction accident? An attorney can help

In a recent post, we examined the disparate rate of fatal injuries between unionized and non-union construction workers in New York City. Today’s post contributes another dimension to the issue of construction worker safety: training.

Are construction accidents on the rise in New York City?

Readers may recall that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a construction safety plan eight months after a February 2016 crane collapse killed one pedestrian and injured three others. The plan highlighted several areas for safety improvements, including new crane restrictions during windy conditions and increased measures to protect the safety of pedestrians near crane sites.

Compensation for construction accidents takes work

Construction regulations in New York are very strict, and for good reason. These laws are meant to keep workers and those who are around the worksites as safe as possible. When construction companies don't comply with the safety laws and other regulations, workers and bystanders can be injured or killed.

Scaffold accidents can be devastating for victims

Construction accidents of any sort can be particularly horrible because they usually involve heavy machinery, falls from high locations, power tools, or other factors that can make the injuries severe. When you are injured in a scaffolding accident, you have to take swift action if you plan to seek compensation.

Tappan Zee bridge crane crash causes injuries

A crane that was working on the new Tappan Zee bridge collapsed onto the old bridge while it was being traversed by some of the 130,000 vehicles that cross it on a daily basis. Fortunately, the crane didn't smash into any vehicles before it slammed to the ground. Still, two construction workers and three motorists were injured in the incident.

Construction barge struck, workers killed

When thinking of construction accidents, you might think of accidents that happen on solid ground. Those aren't the only kinds of construction accidents that can occur. Some construction workers do their job duties on construction barges. When one of these construction barges is involved in an accident, the results can be devastating. An accident near the Tappan Zee Bridge on March 12 highlights this point.

Construction injuries can be serious, compensation is possible

Working at a construction site is a dangerous job. The hazards are almost never ending. Even though you have a dangerous job, your employer is still expected to take necessary steps to keep you safe. This includes ensuring that all of the applicable regulations are followed.

Construction workers are at risk of being injured on scaffolds

There are many hazards present at construction sites. One of the hazards that has some special considerations is scaffolding. In fact, New York Labor Law section 240 is dedicated to protecting construction workers in the state from injuries associated with scaffolding. This law also covers construction workers who are working on or near other lift devices.

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