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5 tips to stay safe on scaffolding

Scaffolding accidents can result in very serious injuries. When you are working on or around scaffolding, safety is very important. Many accidents happen because scaffolding is not properly assembled. This means that workers on the scaffolding and those working in the area are all at risk. While it is not always possible to prevent every accident, there are things you can do to reduce your risk while working with scaffolding.

4 tips to improve ladder safety

As a construction worker, you know that you are at risk every time you set foot on a construction site. You also know that if you are hurt, you may have to miss work for days, weeks or even months. Staying safe on the job is your number one priority every day that you punch your time card. Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions you take, sometimes it is impossible to avoid an accident. When this happens, and you suffer an injury, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. If you have suffered an injury on the job, an experienced attorney in New York can help you file a workers' compensation claim.

Brooklyn contractor charged with murder for employee's death

Criminal charges have been filed against the 47-year-old owner of two different Brooklyn-based construction firms after one of his company's workers died and two were injured after he demanded that they illegally excavate his land. He had previously been given explicit directives by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) not to do so.

How do I avoid truck accidents in New York?

Truck accidents can be some of the most serious types of accidents on the roads of New York. Trucks are markedly larger than cars and SUVs, require more time and space to come to a stop and can tip over when taking a curve at high rates of speed. So, how do I avoid truck accidents when in a car or SUV?

Workers' compensation claims involving construction accidents

Construction workers' accidents are a common occurrence across the country, even with the multitude of safety procedures and rules in place. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does all it can to protect the well-being and health of workers at construction sites, but accidents happen. Construction accidents can lead to workers' compensation claims, so here is a brief overview.

Recent road construction could have led to fatal accident

Recent road construction could have led to a fatal accident that took the life of a 3-year-old girl in the Bronx, New York. The accident happened on Saturday morning and left multiple family members injured. The accident occurred on Bruckner Boulevard shortly after 10 in the morning. The road was recently milled and is uneven.

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