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    Three NYC Construction Workers Killed in Less Than a Week

    By Michael Barasch

    In just one week in April, three New York City construction workers were killed on the job.  Each tragic death had a different specific cause, but the quick succession of fatal incidents has prompted concern from the Buildings Department about whether safety rules are being followed. Though public awareness of the dangers facing construction workers […]

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    Debate Continues Regarding New York’s Scaffold Safety Law

    By Michael Barasch

    New York State’s Scaffold Safety Law dates back to the 19th Century, but debate still rages about whether its tough liability standard should be weakened. The law requires property owners, developers and contractors to provide certain minimum protections for workers involved in the building, repair, demolition or maintenance of the building. While opponents of the […]

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  • Workplace Injury

    Michael Barasch Comments on Article “Older people dying on job at higher rate than all workers”

    By Michael Barasch

    Blue collar workers have always faced a higher risk of having a fatal workplace accident than white collar workers. That older workers in this group are even more at risk comes as no surprise. But we should resist the urge to chalk this up to failing eyesight or diminished strength alone. Common workplace accidents like […]

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