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July 2017 Archives

Money Doesn't Buy Safety

The wages for construction workers in NYC are now at an all-time high, and that's both good news and bad news. While it would seem like only good news when wages go up and people have more money, there is a flip side to the issue that is causing some problems for others in the city. There are concerns about the quality of construction, and about the safety of the workers who are currently in these high-dollar jobs. With that in mind, it is important to explore the issue in more depth, to see where the red flags are.

If They Can't Make The Trains Run On Time...

In NYC, there are serious concerns with the subway system. Not only do the trains often fail to run on time, but the safety of these subway trains is also in question. From derailments, to trains sitting in the heat for nearly an hour at a time, to years of maintenance deferred since the subway was created, there are problems. Much of this has come from planning that was careless at best, and negligent at worst. A better understanding of what is really taking place with the NYC subway system is vital to understanding what steps can and should be taken to improve the system and help victims who have been injured.

NYC Worker Severely Injured - Local Union Calls for Elevator Safety Act

Continuing an alarming trend of workplace accidents, there has been another awful tragedy in New York City. This time, an elevator mechanic was crushed by an elevator in the basement of a Manhattan building, according to a spokesman from the Fire Department.

Increased Building Activity: A Death Sentence For Workers?

Workers in New York City are being injured in falls from ladders and scaffolding, they are being injured in crane accidents, and they face the prospect each day of not making it home in one piece. 

Accident at Astoria Home Injures 3 Construction Workers

A contractor and site superintendent were suspended following the June 20th collapse of thousands of pounds of building material from the roof of a Queens building, which trapped and seriously injured three construction workers. In response to the disaster, the city has issued suspensions to the general contractor, Ideal Builders and Construction and its site superintendent, Fazal Hassan.