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New York Scaffolding Law: What You Need to Know

Nov 15, 2018 2:56:11 PM

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), poor fall protection on construction sites and injuries from scaffolding rank 1 and 3 out of the 10 most cited job site standards violated during FY2017. The New York Scaffolding Law governs issues of liability when it comes to New York construction injuries from falls and falling objects. If you've experienced serious injury from a fall while working on a construction site, contact a New York personal injury lawyer without delay. 

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The Dangers of Being an Ironworker

Nov 9, 2018 11:30:17 AM

Construction workers have one of the deadliest jobs out there—working with and under heavy, dangerous equipment every day. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the percentage of injuries to ironworkers is among the highest of all career fields. Men and women in the ironworking industry face an array of dangers varying from muscle strain to burns and falls.

Because of the uncomfortable positions and small spaces ironworkers have to get into, they face a very high risk of pulling and straining their muscles. Tying rods together and bending over causes constant back strain. They work with very heavy equipment that has to be lifted and carried various distances and loosen rusted and ceased bolts.

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Top hazards in the construction industry

Aug 30, 2018 6:57:51 PM

Carpenters, Electricians and steel workers all have two things in common: they are in the construction industry and they can be dangerous. Many workers in this industry know that there are many hazards that one needs to watch out for while at a site.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are close to 6.5 million workers at 250,000 construction sites across the United States, and the fatal injury rate is higher than most. What makes this job more dangerous than others?

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Scaffolding requirements in place to prevent accidents

Aug 25, 2016 12:57:19 PM
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Know your rights if you've been injured on a NY construction site

Aug 18, 2016 12:46:50 PM
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Construction workers: know the 'Fatal Four'

Jul 14, 2016 1:19:05 PM
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Honoring North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

May 4, 2014 7:03:35 PM
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Falls now cause highest rate of spinal cord injuries

Feb 15, 2014 1:27:53 PM
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Important construction fall-related safety basics for workers

Dec 8, 2013 9:43:38 PM
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