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April 2013 Archives

Construction worker killed in upstate New York

It only takes a minute for a workplace accident to occur. In the blink of an eye, something can go terribly wrong. When the workplace is a construction site an accident can mean serious injuries or worse. In a recent New York construction accident, a 24-year-old construction worker was killed.

New York police officers injured in car accident while on patrol

Every day police officers put themselves in harm's way to protect New York's cities and towns. Even when safety precautions are taken, police are often injured on the job. Like other governmental employees, police officers are entitled to workers' compensation when they are injured in the line of duty.

New York state budget includes workers' compensation changes

In a previous blog post, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address was highlighted. That post explained the proposed changes that Gov. Cuomo wanted to see implemented to the New York workers' compensation system. Recently, some of these changes were implemented in the state's new budget.

Safety regulations don't prevent workplace illnesses

When safety regulations are not followed, New York workers understand that accidents can happen. When a workplace accident occurs workers can be seriously injured. However, accidents aren't the only way that workers are injured on the job -- workplace illnesses also cause harm to employees. One of the biggest causes of workplace illnesses is the exposure to toxic substances in the workplace.

New York workers trapped in wall at construction site

In almost every workplace, special precautions must be taken in order to help keep workers safe. While some of these precautions might be common sense, others are required under state and federal laws. When these precautions are ignored or poorly executed, people can get hurt. The stakes are particularly high for construction workers since they often work in dangerous conditions with sophisticated equipment.