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New Safety Law Behind Decrease in New York City Construction Accidents

Anyone who lives in New York City knows that construction is always ongoing. With infusion of billions of dollars into the construction industry projected for 2020, even more sites stand ready to undergo development. When construction ramps up again after the current shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more workers will be exposed […]

New York City to Pay $36 Million Settlement to Injured Construction Worker

A construction worker paralyzed after being struck by a falling utility pole on a New York City Department of Environmental Protection project site will receive a record-setting $36 million payment in settlement of a lawsuit that charged the DEP with failing to maintain a safe workplace. The plaintiff, 39-year-old Ricardo Tavares, was working at the […]

Michael Barasch Comments on Recent Construction Accidents in New York City

Mike Barasch commented on two recent construction accidents in New York City: “These tragedies highlight the importance of construction safety, as these were preventable and avoidable accidents. Construction companies and the landlords that own the buildings under construction must be held accountable for their failure to abide by the safety rules and regulations put in place […]

Deadly Construction Accidents on the Rise in New York

In a recent incident, an air conditioning unit dropped 30 stories from a crane onto Madison Ave. in Manhattan, injuring 10 people. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt, but according to an article in the New York Times, these types of construction site accidents are on the rise across the city. The statistics are sobering […]

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