Archive for workers’ compensation

Shorter buildings pose heightened risk to construction workers

Considering that falls and falling objects are some of the biggest contributors to construction accidents, you might think that shorter buildings are overall safer for construction workers. You’d be mistaken, in that case. Currently, in New York City, workers are most at risk at non-union job sites, which…

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…

Construction workers, accidents and traumatic brain injury

As a commercial construction worker, there’s nothing more important than your health and well-being. Not only should you take steps to remain safe throughout the day, but you expect your employer to do the same. Unfortunately, there are times when accidents occur on a job site. If this…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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