Workplace falls are a leading cause of death for construction workers. In 2017, 971 construction...
Elevator-related construction fatalities are increasing, according to a recent report by the Center for Construction...
For many years, construction has been universally accepted as one of the most dangerous occupations...
Without skilled construction workers, we wouldn’t have sturdy roofs over our heads or the highways,...
After recently creating a unique database from numbers provided by the CDC’s NIOSH Fatality Assessment...
Last month, in Queens, a construction crane dropped a 6,500-pound steel I-beam, killing two workers. In this article, we review construction crane safety.
This week, high winds caused a scaffolding to fall in Brooklyn. Though no one was injured, this incident demonstrates the dangers inherent to scaffolding.
The project? A 38-story super luxe hotel, which is due to sprout out of midtown Manhattan sometime in the near future. The heavy equipment? A gargantuan hydraulic drill known as the “Casa Grande,” which is Spanish for “Big House.” As the driver of the mobile drill attempted to pilot the large piece of equipment onto a construction site, the whole rig lost equilibrium, tilted, then tipped.
At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we try and see every misfortunate accident as an opportunity to inform our readers of what exactly went wrong, so as to try and avoid similar mishaps in the future. Last weekend, a terrible tragedy occurred. A man in South Paterson, New Jersey fell off the roof of an apartment building. He died from the injuries he sustained. The middle-aged man, along with some fellow employees, were working on a low-level apartment building on Bloomfield Avenue when the accident occurred.
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