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Two NYC construction workers injured in demolition accident

A construction accident involving a roof demolition at the work site of a Midtown office building left two workers injured on July 24, according to the Wall Street Journal. New York Firefighters reached the scene at around 10:15 a.m. A spokesperson for Tishman Construction stated the injured workers were taken to Bellevue Hospital and were expected to be released within the day.

The two injured workers were employed by Waldorf Demolition. The demolition company has a history of injuries on the job site. In April, four workers were injured while removing a chandelier when the banister and chandelier fell on the workers.

The property at 317 Madison is one construction site out of many scheduled for demolition in order to make way for the 65-story tower called One Vanderbilt. The incident is still being investigated in order to determine the case of the partial ceiling collapse.

If you or someone you know was injured on a construction site, contact the New York construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP. You may be eligible for financial compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages due to your injury. Call 866-LAWS-USA today to speak with an experienced attorney about your specific situation, or if you have any questions.


The number of construction-related accidents on the rise in NYC

As more and more buildings are being constructed in NYC, more and more people are being hurt or killed in construction-related accidents, The New York Times reported on June 2.

According to data released by the city’s Buildings Department, eight people have died while working at a construction site this year. The number of non-fatal injuries in construction sites has also been on the rise. Last year, 231 workers were harmed while on duty – a rise of 24% from the previous year. Experts believe the number of accidents concurrently increases with the rise in the number of construction projects in the city.

Construction accidents sometimes happen because the contractor refuses to follow safety guidelines, including providing proper training and equipment to workers, as well as other violations. At Hach & Rose, LLP, we help construction workers who have been injured in an accident seek compensation from the employer involved. Call our New York office at 866-LAWS-USA to learn more about filing a claim today.


Employer negligence caused my construction accident; what can I do?

If you believe your employer is responsible for the injuries you sustained in a construction zone accident, you need to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as you possibly can. Property owners and contractors must take action, under sections 200 and 241-6 of the New York labor law, to correct any hazardous condition they should be reasonably aware of. As such, when injuries are the result of an unsafe worksite, a negligent employer or property owner may be determined to be responsible for any damages associated with those injuries.

The medical costs and recovery time associated with construction site injuries can be devastating. The New York injury lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, are dedicated to holding negligent employers accountable for permitting a hazardous workplace, and we may be able to advocate on behalf of your rights and interests. Discuss your case with us by calling 866-LAWS-USA today.


When is my employer under any obligation to provide safety training?

Construction companies are legally obligated, under Section 241-6 of the New York Labor Code, to create safe construction sites and provide safety training for its employees when it cannot be reasonably expected to avoid an accident and subsequent injury otherwise. Under these circumstances, a lack of proper training would create a hazard both to the under-trained employee and his or her coworkers. As such, any construction company that fails to uphold these standards may be held liable for any resulting accident and injuries.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, our New York City construction accident attorneys are committed to protecting workers’ rights in and around the New York metro area. To discuss your circumstances with one of our New York personal injury attorneys, please call our offices at 866-LAWS-USA today.


Ten most frequently cited OSHA standards of 2014 unveiled

In September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Safety Council’s (NCS) Safety+Health magazine unveiled the top ten most frequently cited standards by the OSHA for the fiscal year of 2014.

This year’s entries were the same as last year. Fall protection (6,143 violations), hazard communication (5,161), scaffolding (4,029), and respiratory protection (3,223) remained the top four most frequently violated safety standards, while the remaining entries were lockout (2,704), powered industrial trucks (2,662), electrical, wiring methods (2,490), ladders (2,448), machine guarding (2,200), electrical, and general requirements (2,056).

The list was announced by Deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs Patrick Kapust and senior associate editor for the NSC’s Safety+Health magazine Kyle Morrison during the NSC’s 2014 Congress and Expo at the San Diego Convention Center.

Workplace safety remains a major concern for hundreds of construction sites across New York. To learn if your injury qualifies you for compensation, seek the help of qualified and dedicated construction accident lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling 866-LAWS-USA today.


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