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.