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Manhattan employee suffers on-the-job injuries after fall

Many New York employees probably regard their workplaces as safe environments. Many others, however, suffer a high risk of on-the-job injuries or work-related injuries due to the location of their work or the types of duties they perform. Workplace injuries can occur in nearly every kind of workplace but some of the higher-risk workplaces include …

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Man dies in accident at New York air brake manufacturer

As many New Yorkers can likely attest to, some work environments are more dangerous than others. In general, construction sites and manufacturing warehouses are more dangerous than, say, office environments. However, accidents and injuries can occur in any kind of work environment. Oftentimes, when such accidents occur, victims have rights and may be eligible for …

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1 injured, 1 killed in New York construction accident

Construction workers are at constant risk of becoming involved in an accident. One minor mishap can result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Even with all the safety training and necessary precautions that such workers are required to take, some accidents are simply inevitable. These accidents can have a serious and lasting impact on a person’s …

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Workplace injuries drain NY economy to the tune of billions

Sadly, workplace injuries are a reality that many New Yorkers will have to face. Especially in workplace environments where hazards are ubiquitous, like construction sites and industrial areas, there is always a chance that employees will one day suffer work-related injuries. When such an incident occurs, employees are often unable to resume their usual duties …

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Fall seriously injures New York construction worker

Unfortunately, construction site accidents are common occurrences. Due to the nature of the work and the many hazards present on construction sites, construction workers are at constant risk of suffering work-related injuries. Even with the many OSHA regulations aimed at promoting workplace safety, these accidents still continue to occur. While it may not always be …

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Worker fatally injured in New York train accident

All jobs have varying levels of risk. Some, though, present more risk than others. For example, a construction site worker is faced with more hazards in day-to-day life than an office employee. But regardless of where the person was employed, when an accident occurred, workplace accidents oftentimes allow victims or their families to pursue compensation. …

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New York City bus driver killed on job by alleged drunk driver

Accidents can happen at any type of workplace, but some New York workers have risks that others don’t. Fortunately, the state’s workers’ compensation system can help these workers or their families when something terrible happens. A New York City bus driver was killed recently when a man allegedly stole a truck and crashed it into …

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Work-related injuries in wastewater blast claim New York man

A 58-year-old steamfitter working at an upstate New York wastewater treatment plant was killed by an accidental explosion, according to police and the man’s family. His on-the-job injuries were sustained during a fiery blast that occurred while he and another worker were welding a pipe inside a storage tank. The steamfitter suffered third-degree burns over …

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Laborer fired for filing workers’ compensation

A New York appeals court ruled that a company had discriminated against employees because they claimed benefits after being injured on the job. A corporation that supplies supermarkets nationwide has been caught trying to prevent probationary employees from reporting injuries by terminating them. According to the Appellate Division in Albany, this practice is against the …

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