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New York City Construction Death Toll Continues to Rise

In March, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) released its annual construction fatality report. The report found that construction fatalities in New York City increased for the third year in a row. Below, the experienced New York City Personal Injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas + Cannavo P.C. further…

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How Construction Workers Can Avoid OSHA’s Fatal Four: Struck-By Hazards

It isn’t a secret that construction workers have dangerous jobs. Every day, they are faced with laborious work that is not without its share of safety hazards. While rare, some job site hazards can even be fatal. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has determined what is the “Fatal Four,” or what is…

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An Overview of Scaffolding-Related Injuries

The “Scaffold Law” is a legal statute that declares courts must hold owners, contractors, or their agents responsible for injuries sustained by falls or falling objects. The law states that the physics of the accident involve a difference in elevation.   Construction and industrial sites often use scaffolding to reach upper levels of buildings. While…

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Safety Precautions During Winter Weather in New York: Keep Our Construction Workers Safe

The construction industry poses a myriad of risks year-round, however, winter weather brings unique concerns, especially for those working within the Northeast. Large cities such as New York average low temperatures in the twenties during winter months, leading to frozen jobsites and the potential for serious snowfall.    Here, the construction accident attorneys at Sullivan…

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SPBMCC Recovers Over $1.3 Million in Construction Site Accident Case

SPBMCC recently recovered a total of $1,337,500 for an assistant superintendent who fell through an HVAC pre-cut hole on the bulkhead roof at a construction site.    Plaintiff Sustains Fracture After Construction Site Accident, Requiring Surgeries The roofing company that the plaintiff worked for had placed roofing paper over the entire roof at the construction…

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