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Excavations are inherently unstable, and excavation work is one of the most dangerous jobs in construction. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the fatality rate for excavation work is 112 percent higher than the rate for general construction. An average of 54 worker deaths per year result…

Working beneath cranes, scaffolds and other areas where overhead work is being performed puts workers at risk for injuries from falling tools and materials. When these objects strike a worker in the head, traumatic brain injury, fractures, other injuries and even death can result. Approximately 10 percent of construction industry…

Electrocution injuries are common among construction workers. According to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), over a recent seven-year period there were 74,950 nonfatal electrical injuries and 850 fatal electrical injuries in the construction industry. If you were electrocuted on the jobsite in New York City, workers’ compensation should cover the…

Injured workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for virtually all on-the-job injuries or work-related illnesses. This includes slip-and-fall accidents at construction jobsites. The question concerning a construction accident often isn’t a matter of “if” you are entitled to compensation, but “who” owes you compensation. Due to New York’s complex…

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