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April 2014 Archives

One killed, one hospitalized in New York construction accident

Even with the many OSHA regulations and safety requirements that employers are expected to abide by, the fact remains that construction sites are dangerous work environments. Though perhaps not as dangerous as they once were -- technological advances and increased regulation has increased the safety of such environments -- construction site accidents are still a reality and they can be fatal. When a worker or a loved one is involved in such an accident, victims and their families have rights.

New York worker seriously injured after being trapped under steel

A New York worker is in the hospital and in guarded condition following an accident. According to reports, the 48-year-old worker became trapped under three bundles of rolled steel weighing an estimated 5,000 pounds. It is unclear how the accident occurred. However, reports say that the man's co-workers were able to remove two of the bundles using a crane. The other bundle of steel sat on the man's legs for at least 40 minutes as local firefighters worked to free the man.

Construction worker killed outside New York hotel

There are iconic pictures of New York construction workers hanging dangerously above the ground in order to build famous skyscrapers. These workers had little in the way of protective gear and had to fend for themselves. Thankfully, the construction industry has come a long way since this time and New York construction workers are much safer -- or at least they are supposed to be.