Archive for Construction Workers’ Injuries

Here’s how commercial construction workers are often injured

Do you live in New York City? Do you work in the Big Apple? If so, you know one thing to be true: You don’t have to look far to find a construction site. As a commercial construction worker, there is nothing better than the thought of doing…

5 tips to help keep construction workers safe

Construction workers are in a dangerous profession. There isn’t any room for unsafe practices when you are in this industry. Employees count on employers to make sure they have the equipment, tools and other points necessary to get the job done safely. When safety isn’t a priority, construction…

3 points construction workers should know about scaffolds

Construction workers in New York often work in high places. One option to reach these higher spaces is scaffolding. When used properly, scaffolding is a safe option. Ignoring safety protocol can lead to tragedy. Workers and employers can take specific steps to stop these tragedies from occurring. Injured…

Two Construction Workers Killed In Queens Accident

George Smith, 47, of Brooklyn and Alessandro Ramos, 43, of Queens, were killed on a construction site after a 6,500-pound steel beam fell from a crane, officials said. The incident happened at an in-progress apartment complex at 81-10 134th Street in Briarwood.   The beam was lifted four…

Two Workers Injured After Getting Stuck In Trench

Two men suffered minor injuries after getting stuck in a trench at a construction site in Williamsbridge, Bronx, according to reports.   One of the men was on duty at a construction site at Hicks Street and Fish Avenue.   Firefighters were able to set up an emergency…

Construction Worker Killed After Falling From Midtown Building

A construction worker was killed after he feel while working on a Midtown Manhattan building, according to reports. The incident happened at 135 West 52nd Street.   The victim, only identified as a 52-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. He fell from the 45th story of…

Construction Worker Seriously Injured After Midtown Manhattan Fall

A construction worker was seriously injured after he fell several floors while working on the side of a building in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday morning, officials said.   The incident happened at 38th Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway.   The victim, whose identity has not been released,…

Four Workers Injured After Car Crashes Into L.I. Building

Four construction workers were injured after an out-of-control car crashed into a building under renovation in Long Island, officials said. The incident happened at Ocean Avenue and West Main Street in Patchogue around 1 p.m. on Thursday.   The vehicle managed to travel 20 feet inside the structure…

Worker Killed By Falling Plank At West Village Construction Site

Louis Mata, 32, of Port Chester, was killed when he was struck by a fallen wooden plank at a construction site, police said. He was hit on the premises of the 421 Hudson Street construction site, around 5 p.m., fire officials said.   Mata was brought to Lenox…

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