Several thousand construction workers protested outside of the New York City Hall on Thursday, December 10 carrying eight black coffins and placards to ask the city for the enforcement of more stringent safety measures at construction sites.
With New York City construction site fatalities steadily increasing over the years – 18 construction workers died within the 2015 fiscal year, an increase of 12 from 2014’s records and seven from 2013 – more people are becoming worried about the state of the industry.
Some of the protesters, like 59-year-old New Jersey construction worker Phillip Cammock, said non-union workers are exposed to much greater risks because they do not go through the same rigorous training sessions that the union members go through in order to ensure safety at construction sites.
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A multi-vehicle accident involving a car, passenger van, and trailer of cows resulted in three fatalities and over a dozen injuries on November 28. The accident occurred on Interstate 287 Northbound at around 10:30 p.m.
The initial crash occurred after a man transporting cattle pulled over to the side of the road to repair his trailer. While he was stopped, a driver struck his vehicle. The driver, identified as Ravi Naik, promptly exited his vehicle after hitting the trailer. Seconds later, a passenger van hit the guardrail along the road before colliding with the trailer and fatally striking Naik.
Two passengers in the van were also fatally injured in the accident. Seven other passengers, including the driver of the van, were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick to receive medical attention. It was reported that none of the injuries were life-threatening.
The driver of the cattle trailer was taken to Overlook Medical Center in Summit for minor injuries. Other damage included the death of several cows and physical damage to all vehicles involved. Traffic was halted for hours as officials investigated the accident. No charges have been filed.
The mega food manufacturer Tyson Foods is recalling 52,486 pounds of chicken products due to reports of a strange odor. The chicken wing products are being investigated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The potential contamination is in Tyson Any’tizers Fully Cooked Hot Wings Sections Coated with a Flavorful Hot, Tangy Sauce.
The recalled products are in 28 ounce bags that give the expiration date of October 24-25, 2016. Case numbers of the recalled products include 2975PBF0508-23/2985PBF0500-01 and 2975PBF0508-23/2985PBF0500-01. These packages were sold across the country and in all types of retail locations.
Multiple customers reported an odor emitting from the Tyson chicken products, and there have been reports of “mild illness” occurring after consuming the chicken. Tyson voluntarily alerted the Food Safety and Inspection Service to look into the matter. Consumers that purchased the product are urged to return them or throw the chicken away.
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An analysis of recent deaths at construction sites conducted by The New York Daily News showed that as the number of construction sites increase in New York City, so do the number of construction site accidents
For instance, 18 construction workers were killed between October 2014 and September 2015, a higher number than the 12 reported deaths in 2013 and the seven construction worker fatalities reported in 2012. This coincided with the increase in construction permits within the same time frame – from 121,000 to 142,000.
Press Secretary with the Department of Buildings, Alexander Schnell, who said that site-safety inspectors decreased to 1,105 in 2014 from 1,171 in 2011, acknowledged that this might be because safety inspectors are only required to conduct inspections at buildings of fifteen stories or higher and excavations of 100,000 square feet or more.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our attorneys have the legal knowledge and technical experience needed to help clients pursue financial compensation in the wake of their construction accident cases in New York. Call our offices today at (212) 779-0057 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.
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