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Fewer construction accidents reported in the last year

Those employed in the construction industry risk injury or death every day they go to work. Construction accidents simply happen far too often. The good news is that, at least in New York City, construction accidents are on the decline.According to a recently released article, between July 2019 and June 2020, there was a 19% decrease in construction-related accidents. In that time, a total of 543 injuries were reported, as well as eight deaths. The previous year, the city management report showed a total of 646 injuries and 11 deaths. The shutdown of nonessential services earlier this year is believed to have contributed to the reduction in accidents.Shutdown or not, these numbers are definitely trending in the right direction. Only time will tell if they will stay down or go [...]

Fewer construction accidents reported in the last year2020-09-28T00:00:00+00:00

A recent traffic stop leads to DWI charges

Police in New York recently pulled a man over after allegedly witnessing him commit various traffic violations. This individual ended up being arrested and charged with various offenses, including driving while intoxicated. A DWI charge is not anything to treat lightly because, if convicted, the consequences can be fairly severe.According to reports, on Sunday, Aug. 23, at approximately 11:30 a.m., state police initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 87 in Clarkstown. They say the stop was made after the driver had committed traffic violations, but they failed to state specifically what those violations were. When they confronted the driver - a 56-year-old male - they ultimately determined he was intoxicated and took him into custody.The accused was transported to the police barracks located in Tarrytown. A blood-alcohol concentration test performed [...]

A recent traffic stop leads to DWI charges2020-09-18T00:00:00+00:00

Did workplace safety violations contribute to your injury?

Every year, numerous New York residents suffer injuries while on the job. For many of them, workplace safety violations are to blame. If you were hurt at work and you believe your injury was the result of a workplace safety violation, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.There are two ways you may go about seeking relief after suffering an injury on the job. First, you may file for workers' compensation benefits. You only have a short window of time to file for these benefits, and there are no guarantees that your request will receive approval. Legal counsel can help you with your filing so that it is submitted on time and error-free. If your claim is denied, your attorney may be able to help you appeal [...]

Did workplace safety violations contribute to your injury?2020-09-06T00:00:00+00:00

What accidents are most likely to happen on a construction site?

Construction is a physically demanding and mentally taxing industry. Those who work on job sites across New York know that they can be working with powerful equipment, bad weather, heights, and countless other risky elements on a regular basis.Considering how often workers are exposed to dangerous conditions, it should not be surprising that accidents happen on construction sites. And when they do occur, they can be quite severe. And some accidents are far more common than others.How are workers most likely to get hurt?According to statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the four most common (and deadly) accidents in the construction industry are:Other accidents that can happen on construction sites include motor vehicle accidents, poisoning from toxic substances and weather-related injuries.The consequences of these incidents can be dire. [...]

What accidents are most likely to happen on a construction site?2020-09-04T00:00:00+00:00
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