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  • Construction Accidents

    Six Construction Workers Injured in Long Island City as Concrete Form Bursts

    By Michael Barasch

    On Monday, June 26, six construction workers were injured when a 20-foot-by-20-foot wooden form failed to hold the concrete they were pouring into it on the eighth floor of a proposed apartment complex in Queens. Five workers were in serious but stable condition after the accident, and one had minor injuries. A witness recalled hearing […]

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  • Construction Accidents

    NY Times Reports Dramatic Increase in Fatal Construction Accidents

    By Dominique A. Penson

    New York is a city in constant flux, always re-imagining and reconstituting itself. Construction is a major part of the dynamism that is New York. But the recent spike in construction citywide has some people asking whether it’s possible to manage all the new building projects safely, or whether fatal accidents are simply a cost […]

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  • Construction AccidentsWorkplace Injury

    Silica Poses Hazard for New York Construction Workers

    By Michael Barasch

    For construction workers, artists or residents exposed to sandblasting and other forms of abrasive cleaning, there is danger in the air. Silica is a common mineral used in the sandblasting process that can cause lung injury, disease and death. After the attack on the World Trade Towers and their collapse, New York residents, emergency responders […]

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  • Workplace InjuryPersonal Injury

    Five Common Workplace Injuries

    By Michael Barasch

    According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately three million nonfatal workplace injuries in 2011 — representing 3.5 percent of all workers. Some industries, such as mining or logging, have a greater number of accidents, given the dangerous nature of these jobs. However, employees in the service industry or information technology fields also miss […]

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