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OSHA takes steps to protect workers’ safety during demolition

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a press statement on July 10, stressing the importance of construction workers’ safety during demolition jobs.

The OSHA mentioned incidents of deaths during demolition jobs that could have been prevented to serve as a reminder of how important it is to adhere with safety standards. The OSHA also announced it has recently updated its Demolition page that provides information about safety measures on how to prevent work site injuries during demolition.

Between 2009 and 2013, the OSHA issued almost 1,000 citations for breaching safety demolition standards, the most common of which is the failure to perform an engineering survey before starting the demolition.

Demolition jobs involve hazards associated with construction, but there is also the presence of unexpected dangers. If you have been involved in an accident while on a construction site in New York, our legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP, might be able to help you hold your employer accountable for negligence. To learn about your legal options, call us at 866-LAWS-USA today.


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