Archive for work-related injuries

Welding fumes can cause serious health problems

As a welder, you are well versed in safety procedures. You know to wear protective gear to avoid burns. You also know that your hood protects your eyes from the light of the torch. But, did you know that the fumes can be hazardous as well? According to…

Your hardhat is not foolproof against traumatic brain injuries

As a new construction worker, you may think that all of the personal safety gear you wear will protect you from every accident. Unfortunately, this is not the case. If you do not wear your gear properly, it can fail. If your gear is defective, it can fail….

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…

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,…

Man Fatally Crushed By Manhattan Store Elevator

A man was killed after being crushed between a Manhattan store’s supply elevator and the first floor in Washington Heights, officials said.   Jose Fernandez, 43, was a worker at La Reguera Dominican on West 182nd Street when he was loading merchandise onto the store’s elevator. According to…

Two Workers Rescued From Scaffolding Collapse In UES

Two workers were rescued from a collapsed scaffolding at a high rise on 98th Street and Lexington Avenue in the Upper East Side, according to reports.   It is not clear if there were any injuries. Emergency responders arrived at the scene at around 10:15 a.m. They were…

Window Washers Rescued After Being Stranded On Scaffolding

Two window washers were rescued after their scaffolding malfunctioned and stranded them on the 17th story of a building in downtown Manhattan, sources said. The incident happened at 33 Maiden Lane around 9:50 a.m., officials said.   The pair of men were cleaning the outside windows of the…

Construction Worker Critically Injured After Fall In Flatiron

A construction worker was critically injured after he fell five stories from a condominium construction site and was impaled on the steel rebar below, according to reports. The accident happened at 34 West 17th Street and 6th Avenue in the Flatiron District on Wednesday morning.   The unidentified…

Fire Officials Rescue Workers After Inwood Scaffolding Collapse

FDNY crews rescued four construction workers when the scaffolding they were on collapsed at an upper Manhattan work site, officials said.   The workers were on a six-story apartment building at 44 Seaman Avenue in Inwood at 11:45 a.m. when the main cable of the scaffolding snapped, officials…

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