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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.

What are the 'Focus Four' in construction?

In recent years, demand for construction employees has gone up quite a bit. Given this, the field has seen its share of new workers lately. Among the things that can be quite impactful for a new construction worker is what sort of safety training they receive.

Construction safety bills at center of industry battle

This week, the Housing and Buildings Committee for the New York City Council oversaw 21 bills being introduced that deal with construction safety. These bills pit developers against unions and other builders.

Latino construction workers face increased risk of death

It is tragic to say, but cultural norms that devalue the labor of minorities have profound impacts. For example, in New York City, union construction workers for years have been predominantly Caucasian. Latino construction workers, particularly undocumented workers, are less likely to work on union projects but more likely to suffer a serious injury or death. Often, these accidents were completely preventable and the result of willful violations by employers trying to save a few dollars. According to the most recent statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau Statistics, Latinos had the highesr percentage of fatal work accidents in New York City.

Construction accidents and deaths lead to potential new laws

New York City seems plagued with terrible, fatal construction accidents in recent years. Both 2015 and 2016 saw an average of more than one fatality each month. The rate of accidents has caused concerns among politicians and union representatives. Now, city officials are considering a package of more than twenty new laws aimed at reducing accidents and improving safety for construction workers in New York.

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