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NYC construction deaths decline, but fatalities increase statewide

While workplaces overall have become much safer over the past century, some jobs remain inherently dangerous. The rate of accidents and injuries in these professions is often a good barometer for judging the culture of workplace safety overall. This may be especially true of the construction industry.

Who is liable in a ladder fall?

When working a New York construction job site, you may frequently have to ascend and descend ladders. Ladders, while extremely useful tools, can also be extremely unsafe in the wrong conditions. In the event you should happen to fall from a ladder, who is liable for the fall, your employer or the ladder manufacturer?

Protection from scaffolding falls

There always seems to be construction going on in New York, and falls from scaffolding are common reasons for workers' compensation claims. Safety in regard to scaffolding and associated equipment must be a priority for employers and workers, and proper controls and procedures need to be in place.

Fall claims construction worker's life

There are many hazards present on construction sites, ranging from burns and chemical exposure to dangerous machinery. Having said that, falls are one of the most troubling aspects of working in the construction industry. In New York, these accidents have led to far too many fatalities. However, even when workers survive a fall, debilitating injuries could shatter their sense of security and create long-term challenges, which underlines how vital it is for injured workers to analyze their options after an accident.

Falling objects and other construction accident causes

For construction workers employed in various trades, the workplace is often a dangerous place. With falling objects, careless co-workers, dangerous machinery and other hazards, many people who are employed in this line of work suffer injuries or lose their lives in job site mishaps. In Staten Island, and other cities all over the state of New York, it is essential for injured construction workers and the families of those who pass away to examine all options on the table. Sometimes, resources that come with workers’ compensation, such as help with bills and death benefits, help tremendously.

Statistics on deadly construction accidents

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 930 private sector construction deaths during 2015. Sadly, this represents an increase in the number of construction fatalities in comparison to 2014, when 899 workers in this group passed away. In Richmond, New York, and all parts of the U.S., it is essential for those employed in the construction industry to understand how widespread these accidents are and take preventative measures.

Construction sites and the risk of electrocution

Construction workers may face a number of dangers at work, including falling off of ladders, equipment malfunctions, falling debris and others. However, many also run the risk of suffering due to electrical shock. In Staten Island, and cities all over New York, electricians may sustain a debilitating injury after they are electrocuted. Moreover, electrical accidents can also injure those who work in other trades. As a result, it is pivotal for workers in the construction industry to identify risks on the job site and take preventative measures as well.

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