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Month: September 2014

What Does OSHA Do?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency charged with securing the health and safety of 130 million workers in the United States - a daunting task. The federal agency partners with similar state-level agencies, such as the New York...

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NYC Construction Worker Killed By Falling Concrete Slab

The New York City attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy are reporting on a developing story of a tragic Manhattan construction accident. According to various media reports, a 27 year-old construction worker was crushed to death today when a concrete slab fell on him...

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On-the-Job Injuries Among Bricklayers and Masons

Injuries and illnesses affect bricklayers and masons more than the national average; this is true for most construction-related trades. Academic researchers and government agencies have identified conditions and circumstances more likely to result in on-the-job injury...

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Melania Ward is Tragically Killed in Queens Bus Accident

Bus accidents are a common occurrence in the busy metropolis of New York City. Usually, when passengers are injured in a bus accident, it is while they are on the bus. However, in a somewhat unusual series of events, a fatal bus crash took place this week in the...

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Hazards of Nail Salons

When thinking about workplace injuries, most of us think about heavy labor jobs, such as construction or the back-breaking work of turning patients in health care facilities. The nail salon, found on almost every commercial block in New York City, has its own...

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Workplace Diesel Smoke Closer to Recognition as a Hazard

A worker's compensation judge recently ruled that a bus mechanic's exposure to exhaust from buses contributed to his death from lung cancer. This reflects growing attention to diesel smoke exposure on the job among public health and workplace safety advocates. Growing...

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Preventing Accidents at Road Construction Zones

One worker was killed and another injured when an SUV ran into their equipment at a construction zone on the Garden State Parkway. The SUV hit the work equipment that then struck the workers and a pickup truck. One worker was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others...

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Preventing Construction Falls

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has a website devoted to preventing injuries and fatalities on construction sites.  The site also provides information about the incidence of the causes of construction accidents. For example, the site reports...

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