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Falls take a heavy toll on construction workers

According to an analysis of statistics available through a government agency and other sources, construction workers in the Manhattan area, including Orange, Rockland, and Westchester Counties, as well as the Bronx, are at a high risk of getting hurt because of a fall.This analysis concluded that falling to a lower level is, in terms of cost, the leading cause of injuries connected to construction workers' accidents. Falls to a lower level, such as from a ladder, scaffolding and the like, cost $2.5 billion each year, making up over 25 percent of the total cost of work-related injuries in the construction industry.Likewise, workers tripping and falling on the same level cost an additional $1.35 billion, accounting for an additional 13 percent of the total cost of injuries each year. On a [...]

Falls take a heavy toll on construction workers2019-04-19T00:00:00+00:00

Study: professional drivers, pilots, in dangerous lines of work

Many people who live in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, and the suburban counties of Rockland, Orange, and Westchester work in jobs that are known to be potentially dangerous and even deadly. In fact, many may work in professions that, at least as of 2017, ranked as the deadliest in the country.For example, given New York's proximity to the coast, many residents may be employed in the fishing industry. According to statistics, the fishing industry experiences almost 100 deaths per 100,000 full-time employees, making it the deadliest profession in the country. The second most dangerous job is logging, with over 84 deaths per 100,000 employees.What may be of interest to some readers is that pilots of airplanes are in the third most dangerous lines of work. In fairness, though, the fatality [...]

Study: professional drivers, pilots, in dangerous lines of work2019-04-05T00:00:00+00:00
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