Federal repeal of ‘blacklisting rule’ could affect worker safety

During the last administration, workers’ rights groups and unions pushed for a rule to protect workers. This rule, enacted in 2015, was often referred to as the “blacklisting rule.” It required that any company bidding on federal projects with budgets above half a million dollars to report violations…

Cyclist Fatally Struck By Box Truck In Manhattan

Kelly Hurley, 31, of the Lower East Side, has died from the injuries she sustained after falling off her bicycle and being struck by a box truck on First Avenue and East Ninth Street, police said.   The driver of the box truck, whose name has not been…

What should you know about crush injuries at a construction site?

Crush injuries are serious matters that can impact workers at a construction site. Many different objects, including heavy machinery, can push construction workers against something and pin them there. When a worker is pinned, he or she can be crushed. The same is true if something falls atop…

Fatal Fall at Times Square Construction Site Was Preventable

Jose Cruz, a 59-year-old construction worker from Sunset Park, died on Wednesday, April 12, after falling from an I-beam at 1604 Broadway (near W. 49th Street). As NYC Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler informed reporters that the fall was “completely preventable” and that Cruz should have had “tie offs…

Driver Identified in Queens Pedestrian Car Crash

Rene Hernandez, 43, was identified as the driver in a car crash that left a 75-year-old woman critically injured, officials said.   The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was treated for critical, but non-life threatening injuries.   The incident happened…

Bicyclist Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Accident In Queens

Gelasio Reyes, 32, of Queens, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run car while he was riding his bicycle in Sunnyside, Queens, officials said.   Christian Guiracocha, 25, was identified as the driver of the red Ford Focus that allegedly struck Reyes on 43rd Avenue and 39th Street….

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