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July 2017 Archives

Construction worker in critical condition after shock

Since the creation of OSHA with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, companies throughout the United States, including in New York, have been trying to protect their workers. OSHA has a strict set of guidelines in place to protect employees who are working in potentially hazardous environments.

How does the Social Security Disability appeals process work?

Statistics show that as many as two-thirds of all people who apply for Social Security Disability benefits are initially denied. While in many cases this is due to oversights or errors by the person who submits an application, in other instances the applicant is not aware of the qualifications or simply did not prove that their disability qualifies.

Importance of reporting a workplace injury immediately

Although the numbers are going down, many workers end up getting injured in the workplace. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the number of workplace injuries went down to three out of every 100 workers getting injured in 2015 from 10.9 employees out of 100 getting hurt all the way back in 1972.

How dangerous are scaffolds?

Scaffolds are an important part of many construction sites. According to data from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, also known as OSHA, nearly two-thirds of construction workers find themselves regularly on scaffolds. It should come as no surprise than that one of the more frequent accidents at construction sites involve scaffolds.

Construction accident in New York City leaves three injured

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, three workers were injured and needed to be rescued following the collapse of a building they were working on in Astoria, Queens, in New York City. The incident occurred when the upper portion of the home they were working on collapsed, leaving them trapped inside.