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Category Archives: Construction site accidents

The Truth About New York State Construction Fatalities

The Truth About New York State Construction Fatalities

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 -->

Run Over on a Construction Site

Every year, construction workers are seriously injured or killed on construction sites. Some of those injuries may include broken bones, paralysis, head trauma, loss of limbs, neck trauma, internal bleeding and permanent disfigurement. Construction companies and workers are aware of the dangerous conditions present at some construction sites. However, employers sometimes fail to bring their -->

Common Injuries Suffered in 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 -->

Staggering Number of Construction Site Fatalities Continues to Grow

In the U.S. more than 900 construction workers were killed in 2015 alone*. While the construction industry is certainly safer than it was decades ago, data shows construction workers are operating in increasingly unsafe environments. “Think about it in these terms: Every week in 2015m 18 construction workers went to work and did not return -->

Distraction & Forklifts

We are all affected by distraction each and every day. Sometimes it’s blatantly apparent, like when you notice the driver next to you texting behind the wheel. Other times it’s more subtle. Either way, it’s dangerous. Workers in particular industries, like the construction industry, should be especially mindful of resisting distraction. This is because the -->

Causes of Workplace Injuries Explored

In many areas of upstate New York business is booming, from the possibility of ‘Lego Land’ in Orange County to the new casino in Sullivan County, construction sites are and will continue to emerge throughout the state. Not all New Yorkers are in favor of the new businesses being constructed, but one thing we can -->

Injuries Caused by Defective Construction Equipment

Construction site accidents are among the most common types of work related injuries incurred every year. Of those accidents, many are caused by defective equipment on the construction site. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident due to defective construction equipment, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, -->

The Often Overlooked Cause of 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 -->

Walden Man Seriously Injured in Kingston Excavator Accident

A Walden, New York construction worker was directing traffic on Broadway St. in Kingston on May 13th when he was struck by an excavator. The workers were repairing a Central Hudson Gas & Electric gas main when the incident occurred. According to authorities the excavator was backing up when it struck the Walden worker. The -->

Safety Tips to Prevent Construction Accidents

Construction sites can be very dangerous places. Although contractors do all that they can to avoid them, construction site accidents are very common occurrences and can cause catastrophic damage. These accidents can be prevented given the practice of proper safety procedures. If you or someone you know has been involved in a construction site accident, -->

How to Prevent Construction Falls from Heights

One of the most prominently reported construction accidents are falls from heights. Knowing how to prevent such situations from occurring can save lives and prevent many daily occurring injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site fall accident, contact the law office of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our -->