Category: Construction Accidents

How New York’s Carlos’ Law May Affect Wrongful Death Claims

Posted On May 8, 2023 In Construction Accidents

Construction sites are often hazardous places to work, and unfortunately, accidents resulting in the death of a worker are not uncommon. In response to a tragic incident that occurred in 2015, the New York State Senate recently enacted “Carlos’ Law” to increase fines for contractors and developers who violate workplace safety regulations and cause the death of a worker.

Are Crane Accidents Preventable? Top 7 Causes

Posted On April 17, 2023 In Construction Accidents

If you work in construction or walk by a work zone in New York, you may be at risk for a crane accident, which could cause serious injuries. Those who work with or around cranes are responsible for operating them properly and maintaining the equipment to prevent these accidents and keep people working and walking near the crane safe.

Safety Tips for New York Masonry Contractors

Posted On March 25, 2023 In Construction Accidents

If you work in masonry, you understand that your job comes with certain risks. For this reason, it is crucial to exercise every safety measure to minimize dangerous conditions. However, no matter how cautious you are, you may still suffer injuries due to someone else’s negligence.

Scaffolding Hazards: What You Need to Know

Posted On December 9, 2022 In Construction Accidents

Construction sites are dangerous, especially in New York City. Thanks to long standing rules and laws, owners, contractors, and employers are obligated to provide a reasonably safe and secure work environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other oversight bodies mandate that owners and construction companies follow specific safety protocols to protect workers and visitors on a construction site.

Fatal Scaffold Construction Fall In Brooklyn Increases Demands for Site Safety

Posted On November 10, 2022 In Construction Accidents

On November 2nd, 2022, Raúl Tenelema Puli, a construction worker from Queens, fell to his death while building a protective sidewalk shed. According to digital news platform, The City, Puli was installing an I-beam before slipping and falling 20 feet.