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Last Updated: 02-08-2022
Construction Accident Three Construction Workers Injured in Black River Roof Collapse

Three construction workers were injured Wednesday, June 24, when the roof of Black River Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. collapsed on them. One worker, 38-year-old Lee Trickey, suffered serious injuries after falling 40 feet off of the roof. Trickey was transported to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse for treatment of his critical internal wounds. […]

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Construction Accident Coronavirus Increases Construction Workers’ Risk of Injury

Construction workers have one of the most – if not the most – dangerous jobs in America. The onset of the coronavirus has only compounded the risks of their workplace.  New York City introduced new guidelines to protect construction workers from the virus while on the job site, according to the New York Times. These guidelines […]

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Construction Accident Brooklyn Construction Site Collapse Leaves Two Hospitalized

A construction site in Brooklyn collapsed last Thursday evening, sending two victims to the local hospital, according to an article from PIX11 News. The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. Thursday night at 375 Flushing Ave. The New York Fire Department confirmed that the accident was under control that same evening. There is no word […]

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Construction Accident Fire extinguisher explodes, killing a construction worker and injuring another in Chelsea

A construction worker was killed, and another was injured in a freak accident, last Wednesday, when a fire extinguisher exploded in Chelsea, Manhattan. According to ABC 7 News, the accident occurred just before 9 a.m. on the fourth floor of 341 Ninth Avenue. The construction workers were working on the site when the fire extinguisher […]

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Construction Accident Five Construction Workers Hospitalized After Being Struck by Box Truck

Five New York construction workers were hospitalized on March 21 after their flatbed truck was rear-ended by a commercial box truck on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, according to The Legal Herald. The accident happened at about 8 a.m. when the construction workers parked their flatbed truck on the side of the roadway and were […]

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Construction Accident The Coronavirus and Construction Accident Claims

It’s a stressful time to be a New Yorker right now. Every day seems to bring more bad news about the number of Coronavirus cases, and more restrictions designed to slow its spread. Job sites all over the city have been shut down, leaving many without work and unsure where the next paycheck will come […]

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Construction Accident Internal organ damage caused by construction accidents

Members of construction crews put themselves at risk every day that they enter the job site. Their workplace is littered with hazardous materials and heavy machinery, and they often work from great heights on exposed roofs. Though they are at risk for many injuries, damage to their internal organs may be one of the most […]

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Construction Accident Roof and Ceiling Collapses on Construction Sites

With an increased number of structures being built in New York every day comes an increase in workers’ injuries. One common accident that can cause a slew of injuries is the collapse of a roof or ceiling that the crew is working on. A worker could fall from a great height off of the building […]

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Construction Accident Scaffolding Accidents on Construction Sites

Scaffolding is designed to provide construction workers with a safe way to access hard-to-reach parts of the building they’re constructing, painting, or repairing. It’s a common sight in a growing city such as New York, where thousands of construction workers ascend scaffolding each day. But if the scaffolding was erected incorrectly, or a worker was […]

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Construction Accident, Workplace Injury Why Do Construction Accidents Go Unreported?

Working on a construction site naturally comes with a significant risk of injury. Though it would benefit the injured construction worker to report the accident, both to get workers’ compensation and to push for a safer work environment, many injured workers never report their injuries. In 2013, the Center for Construction Research and Training conducted […]

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