OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Safety Violations for 2018

In October, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency established to ensure safe working conditions, released its preliminary list of the ten most cited safety violations for the fiscal year 2018. These violations include: Read more

New York Labor Laws and Construction Site Injuries

Construction sites are one of the most dangerous places for workers. Construction fatalities in New York hit a 14-year high in 2016.  Recognizing the need for construction workers and the significant risk these workers are placed at every day, New York state has labor laws in place that give special protection to workers who are injured in construction site accidents. Read more

Preventing Construction Injuries

Construction work is regarded as one of the most dangerous professions. Injuries on construction sites are a common occurrence. That’s why contractors and owners have an obligation to safeguard their sites and take steps to mitigate the hazards faced by construction workers. There are a number of steps contractors and owners can take to keep workplaces safe: Read more

Bystander Injuries in Construction Accidents

We’ve talked about the dangers posed to workerson construction sites, but negligence in constructions zones can also injure bystanders. In 2016, a man was killed when a crane collapsedin Lower Manhattan. It was found that the operator had failed to properly secure the crane the night before, leaving it unstable. When high winds blew through the area, the crane collapsed, and the results were tragic.  Read more