New York Ironworkers Union Lawyers

Advocating for Ironworkers in New York

The official name of the ironworkers union is International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers. It began in 1896 after steel and iron had replaced wood and stone as the bridge and building substance of choice in the 1880s.

Today, ironworkers erect and demolish the structural framework of buildings, stadiums and arenas, hospitals, commercial and residential towers, wind turbines and bridges. They install rebar and post-tensioning systems, erect curtain wall and window wall systems, and install pre-cast concrete and stone, stairs, handrails, metal doors, and elevator fronts. They also perform industrial maintenance.

Iron workers have historically had higher wages than average, in part because of the danger of their work. Known as "cowboys of the sky," ironworkers were daredevils who often worked at great heights without safety equipment. Today, the union is a strong advocate for the correct use of safety equipment. The union's website contains a list of the "deadly dozen," the most common causes of fatalities and severe on-the-job injuries among members:

  • Falls through unprotected or inadequate floor opening covers
  • Collapse of unsecured open web steel joists
  • Lack of fall protection and inadequate use of fall arrest equipment
  • Falls during installation of floor and roof decking
  • Column collapse due to anchor bolt failure and/or insufficient concrete strength
  • Material handling injuries during steel erection and reinforcing steel activities
  • Structural collapse of unsupported reinforcing steel columns, walls, and decks
  • Struck-by injuries from falling objects, tools, and materials
  • Caught between injuries during hoisting and rigging operations
  • Impalement from unprotected reinforcing dowels or other vertical projections
  • Electrical hazards and injuries from high-voltage power lines

If you are an ironworker injured on the job, the lawyers at Blocm O'Toole & Murphy can help. Call them at 212-736-5300 for a FREE consultation to learn about your rights and options.

Ironworkers Locals

The New York City lawyers at Block O'Toole Murphy are proud to represent members of the following Ironworkers locals:

  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 361
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 40
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 46
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 197
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 455
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 580
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 12
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 33
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 417
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 440
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 6
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 60
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 9

For local union contact information, visit our Ironworkers Local Unions page.

Contact New York Attorneys Helping Members of the Ironworkers Union

At the New York City law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy, our attorneys have a long and proud tradition of representing members of construction trades unions, including ironworkers. Contact us if you are an ironworker who was injured or if your family member was killed on the job. Call 212-736-5300 to schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation with one of our lawyers and learn about your rights and options