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The DOB Enforces “Zero-Tolerance” Safety Sweeps After Several Preventable Worker Deaths in NYC

As a result of several recent construction worker deaths in New York City, The Department of Buildings (DOB) has launched “zero-tolerance” safety sweeps throughout the city’s five boroughs. The announcement was made on June 1st, 2021.   The safety sweeps target thousands of construction sites to evaluate the safety conditions that are in place, with…

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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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Firm Partner Eric Schwarz Obtains $2,150,000 Settlement for Victim in Labor Law Case

On January 15th, 2021, Eric Schwarz reached a $2,150,000 settlement for his client who was injured in a construction accident when ejected from a transport vehicle traveling in a subterranean tunnel.   Journeyman Operating Engineer Injured When Transport Vehicle Flipped In Subterranean Tunnel   A then 35-year-old journeyman operating engineer was injured in an accident…

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