Scaffolding Accidents in New York

  New York law requires an owner, contractor or agency to provide proper safety devices to protect workers from the dangers associated with the risks of working at heights. This is true even if the worker is not an employee of the owner, contractor, or agency. Read more

Fatal Construction Accidents Highlight Need for Enforcement of Safety Laws

The deaths of two construction workers from falls on Monday were tragic reminders of the dangers involved in construction work.  One worker fell to his death at a site at 161 Maiden Lane, and the other at a work site at 400 W. 33rd St.  Both construction sites have been previously issued safety violations and fines. Our thoughts are with the families of these men as they cope with this terrible loss. Construction work is extraordinarily dangerous, and with the increase in building in New York there has been a corresponding rise in fatal accidents. Read more