Tag Archives: construction accidents
According to OSHA, 1 in 10 construction workers are injured every single year on the job site. Out of 4,386 worker fatalities in private industries during the calendar year of 2014, 20.5% were in construction. The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by electrocution, struck… Read More »
It’s no surprise that construction sites are dangerous work environments. In fact, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the U.S. Falls from elevated work positions, such as scaffolding or ladders, are the number one leading cause of death in the construction industry. But what happens if you’re injured on the… Read More »
Hudson Valley personal injury attorneys Basch & Keegan remind construction workers to watch out for the Fatal Four construction accident injuries, like falls.
Kingston personal injury attorneys Basch & Keegan talk about the reasons why safety is down & construction accidents are up in New York in 2015.
A component of a crane failed while attempting to lift a large heating and air-conditioning unit into a high-rise building on Madison Avenue, near where construction workers were replacing a recently-burst water main. The accident occurred Sunday morning, May 31st. Ten people were injured by falling debris and broken glass. After the crash, authorities… Read More »
One person was killed in late April in what officials are calling a “freak” crane accident at 44th Street and 2nd Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Officials say that 40-year-old construction worker Trevor Loftus was killed when he attempted to inspect a malfunctioning crane boom, which collapsed on the worker midway through the course of… Read More »
The New York State Scaffold Law is the subject of constant, heated debate. The law, originally enacted in 1885, holds property owners and contractors “absolutely liable” for scaffold collapses, falls, falling objects, and all gravity-related injuries incurred by construction workers on the job. This “absolute liability” means that the comparative or contributory negligence of… Read More »