Construction site accidents

According to the New York Committee for Occupation Safety and Health (NYCOSH), New York State construction fatalities are on the rise. NYCOSH went as far as to say the construction industry in New York is “highly dangerous”. Too many families have lost loved ones on construction sites in situations that were preventable. Often times employers cut corners to save time and resources, knowingly putting their employees at risk.

Construction accident

There are several ways for construction site injuries to occur, but certain types of accidents happen on a more frequent basis. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the government agency that supervises workplace safety, has named four general types of accidents that were responsible for over 60% of all construction worker deaths in 2014.

Crane Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that at any given time in the United States, there are over 250,000 crane operators and 175,000 cranes in operation on construction sites and on loading docks. Cranes are intrinsically important pieces of industrial equipment but they are also one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment on a construction site.

Work Zone Crashes

This summer thousands will enjoy road trips to the tristate's various summer  vacation destinations, bringing an influx of traffic and sometimes, headaches. 

The Department of Transportation (DOT) regularly publishes information about what drivers should and shouldn’t do in work zones. This summer the DOT is pushing drivers to “obey the orange,” which means obey the posted speed limit and to proceed with caution. 

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