Construction Industry needs Scaffold Law

By |2018-03-13T18:00:42+00:00March 13th, 2018|justice system, Media, Work Injury, Workers Compensation|

Changes to the Scaffold Law have been at the crux of recent discussions in the construction industry. In New York, 2016 and 2015 were statistically the deadliest years for construction workers-dozens of articles recording deaths due to improper equipment were published. In late 2017, two workers fell to their deaths during the same day on [...]

New York Times Expose Reveals Construction Site Safety Violations Linked to Completely Avoidable Deaths and Injuries in New York City

By |2017-08-30T19:12:09+00:00December 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

A recent New York Times expose has shed light on the rise of injuries and fatalities in New York City’s construction industry over the last two years.  The investigation found that although construction is increasing throughout the City, the rate of accidents is disproportionate to the new construction.  While the rate of new construction projects [...]

Heightened Risk of Danger for Construction Workers on Scaffolds

By |2017-08-30T20:03:05+00:00May 27th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

The New York Committee of Occupational Safety and Health recently issued an alarming report regarding their findings of the hazardous conditions construction workers face in New York. While construction workers make up 4% of New York’s workforce, the occupation also accounts for 20% of New York’s worker fatalities. The Committee found that workers who work [...]