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April 2012 Archives

Lobbyists want change to construction safety regulations

Construction sites can be dangerous and deadly places to work. A workplace accident at a construction site in New York can lead to serious injuries just because of the nature of the heavy equipment often found on such sites. Add the element of height, such as being on a scaffold, and these risks increase even more.

Officials play the blame game over New York crane collapse

Recently, a crane collapsed in New York. Investigators claim that a failure of the hoist system in the crane is the suspected cause of the tragic construction accident, which led to one death and three injuries.

Changes to New York workers' compensation board imminent

In a perfect world, every New York workplace would be completely safe for its employees, and no one would have to worry about what will happen to them if they suffer a workplace injury. Unfortunately, this is not a reality, and workplace injuries do occur.

Possible cuts to workers' compensation debated in Congress

When a federal employee in New York suffers a workplace injury, he or she is entitled to workers' compensation under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act. These employees, like any injured worker, often rely on workers' compensation to pay for their everyday expenses while they cannot work.