Dangerous Construction Trades & Professions in New York City

Dangerous Construction Trades & Professions

New York City’s Most Dangerous Construction Trades

All New York City, NY, construction projects, whether they involve a multi-story building or a single-family residence, require an army of construction professionals. Quite often, members of several different trades and employees of a number of different contractors are working at the job site at the same time.

So much activity and so many different workers laboring under frequently difficult conditions can set the stage for a construction accident and result in serious workplace injuries or death.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured at a New York City construction site, protect yourself by calling the construction accident injury attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, PC, for a consultation. There is no obligation, so call today at 212-279-2000 or contact the firm through our online form.

Trades Frequently Involved In Construction Accidents

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), workers in the following trades most frequently experience construction site injuries:

  • Ironworkers;
  • Roofers;
  • Welders and cutters;
  • Construction laborers;
  • Truck drivers;
  • Operating engineers;
  • Electricians;
  • Plumbers;
  • Painters;
  • Brick and block masons;
  • Drywall installers;
  • Carpenters;
  • Plasterers and stucco masons.

NIOSH reports that ironworkers nationwide suffer the highest rate of on-the-job fatal injuries — 75.6 deaths per 100,000 workers. One possible explanation for the high fatality rate is that ironworkers are frequently exposed to extreme heights and face a higher risk of fatal falls.

That’s also true for the second most deadly trade on NIOSH’s survey — roofers — who have a work-related fatality rate of 41.2 deaths per 100,000 workers. Welders and laborers have similar fatality rates at 39.9 and 38.4 per 100,000, respectively. Masons, carpenters and drywall installers had some of the lowest rates, at approximately seven deaths per 100,000 workers in each category.

Although some trades are clearly more dangerous than others, a serious New York City construction accident can happen to anyone who is at a worksite — even people who don’t usually perform manual labor, like supervisors, architects and project managers.

Workplace Injury at a New York City Construction Site? Call Our Construction Accident Lawyers Today

If you or someone you love suffered an injury at work in a construction accident and someone other than the employer was to blame, you could be entitled to receive damages if the third party falls outside of the workers’ compensation system.

The New York City construction accident attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, PC, are skilled at evaluating construction accident claims and can help you determine whether the negligence of a third party caused or contributed to your injuries. Call our firm today at 212-279-2000 or use our online contact form for a free evaluation of your case.

We serve construction accident victims in New York City and all of New York City, including Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Long Island.

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