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Month: April 2013

Construction Accidents on the Increase in New York

In a previous post, we discussed the Texas construction industry and its practices that are detrimental to workers. In this post, we take a look at New York construction accidents. Are we really any safer than our neighbor to the South?The short answer is that working...

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Falls At Construction Sites: The Senseless Killer

Workers falling from a roof, a scaffold or a ladder are a far too frequent occurrence and are a type of construction accident that can largely be avoided. According to OSHA, following three specific but important principles will eliminate many work related falls and,...

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Lead at Construction Site Violates Workplace Safety Rules

OSHA has fined an upstate New York development company Ellicott Development Co. for exposing employees to lead and fall hazards at a Buffalo worksite. The fine is a total of $44,000 for a variety of workplace safety violations at a demolition site at 2017 Clinton...

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Boating Accidents Can Prove Fatal

Boating accidents can be very dangerous and usually can be avoided if common-sense safety precautions are adhered to. Boating accidents, like the one detailed below on the website, tend to crop up as the weather improves. It is imperative that captains or...

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Crosswalk won’t prevent pedestrian accidents

Just because you are a law-abiding pedestrian who always uses the crosswalk and never jaywalks, don't think you are immune from being hit by a motor vehicle. It turns out that victims of pedestrian accidents are most often struck while legally crossing the street in a...

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