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Construction & Work Injuries Archives

6 Workers Injured in Crown Heights Roof Collapse - Stop Orders Issued

Six construction workers were injured - four of them seriously - in an alarming roof collapse on Tuesday October 17, 2018. The incident occurred inside a brownstone located at 1294 Park Place, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn at around 9:45 a.m., according to FDNY officials who responded to the scene.

2 Bronx Workers Seriously Hurt After Falling Through Gap in Scaffolding

Two workers were seriously injured as a result of plummeting 20 feet through gaps in scaffolding at a Bronx construction site on Tuesday October 3, 2017. As reported by the New York Daily News, the two men were installing stone slabs on the façade of a 12-story apartment building on Third Avenue, near East 167th Street when they fell through the opening in the scaffolding.

Worker Seriously Injured by Falling Beam at Harlem Construction Site

A construction worker was seriously injured after a beam fell on him and pinned him to the ground at a construction site in East Harlem on Friday September 29, 2017, as reported by the New York Post. The incident occurred on Third Avenue near East 125th Street.

Deadly Construction Accidents Inspire Renewed Efforts to Pass Carlos' Law

After the sad deaths of 2 construction workers in New York City, Assemblyman Francisco Moya is pressing lawmakers to pass a construction safety law. The proposed bill is called "Carlos' Law". It is named after deceased construction worker Carlos Moncayo, who died in a construction accident in 2015. The law has lingered up in Albany, passing the Assembly but not getting through the Senate. "Carlos' Law" would increase criminal penalties against construction site managers and employers who continuously fail to follow generally accepted safety rules and regulations that result in serious injury or death.

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. 

3 Workers Seriously Injured in Queens Construction Accident

A terrifying construction accident took place yesterday afternoon in Astoria, Queens. The accident, which is being reported by several local media outlets, took
place at approximately 3:40 PM at a work site located on 28th Road neaer 31st Street.