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New York worker in serious condition after fall

Many New York workers put their lives on the line in order to do their jobs on a daily basis. Frequently, safety measures are taken in order to protect workers and minimize the risk of workplace accidents. However, despite precautions, workplace accidents occur that result in serious injuries and fatalities.

What types of accidents cause workplace deaths?

Fatal workplace accidents are always a possibility in any New York workplace. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal workplace accidents increased in 2014. In fact, these fatal accidents were up nine percent from 2013.

Preventing back-over construction accidents in New York

Construction workers in New York face a variety of different hazards on the job. One hazard comes from the large machinery and motor vehicles moving around the job site. These include semi-trucks, dump trucks, forklifts and more. These vehicles pose the risk of back-over accidents for workers.

Does workers' compensation cover workplace violence?

When people think about workplace hazards, they may think of them coming from the job itself. Workers may think of things like an accident with the machinery causing an accident or injury. However, these are not the only sources of injuries to employees. Other people can also be a hazard for New York workers. More specifically, workers can be in danger of workplace violence.