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Brooklyn, New York 11241
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Category Archives: Construction Accidents

New York City Construction Injuries Jumped 34 Percent Last Year

Contractors and regulators are looking to pinpoint the reason why New York City saw a 34 percent increase in construction-related injuries in the past year. There were 283 such injuries — a steep jump from 211 injuries in 2014 and 187 injuries in each of the two previous years. According to the city Department of… Read More »

After Crane Collapse, New York City Quadruples Fines for Serious Construction Violations

After an uptick in dangerous construction site accidents, New York City is drastically increasing fines for serious workplace safety violations. Fines will jump from $2,400 to a much more consequential $10,000. The city hopes that raising these fines by more than four times will reduce or eliminate the economic incentive for contractors and property owners… Read More »

Statistics Reveal Dangers Associated with the Construction Industry

It is well known that the construction industry is one of the most dangerous fields in which to work in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 215 construction laborers were killed in workplace accidents in 2013. If you add in electrical engineers, power line installers and roofers, that number jumps to… Read More »

Study: Construction Accidents Injure One Pedestrian a Month in NYC

The New York City Department of Buildings has compiled data showing that, on average, one pedestrian per month is injured in a construction-related accident. The Wall Street Journal analyzed the data, choosing to focus on injuries to passersby rather than construction workers. According to the analysis, there were 96 total construction accidents involving injuries to… Read More »

One Person Killed in New York City Crane Accident

An April 24 crane accident at a New York City construction site led to the death of one person, according to reports from the New York Fire Department. The construction site was on East 44th Street in Manhattan between Second and Third avenues. A representative from the fire department told the media that the accident… Read More »

Construction company reneges promise to pay for funeral service.

Deanna Simms lost her husband, Winston Gellett, in a construction accident when a building collapsed on top of him. The accident was contributed to the beams that hold up the top floor not being properly supported. Winston’s boss, Philip Rodrigues quickly consoled Deanna promising the company would cover all the costs for a funeral. “It was… Read More »

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