Construction work is always dangerous. In spite of multiple layers of regulations and numerous agencies at the state and federal level, construction workers are always at risk of injury and death on the job. Sadly, that fact was underscored last year by the death of one worker and injuries to another. The construction company was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the agency proposed fining the company more than a quarter of a million dollars for the safety violations that led to the workers' death and injuries.
From chemical burns to electrical shock and falling debris, many hazards are present on construction sites across the country. In Staten Island, and in all other New York areas, falling is an especially prevalent and dangerous type of workplace accident that claims construction workers’ lives and leaves many more with debilitating injuries. Moreover, you should remember that construction falls take many forms.