construction workers' accidents Archives

New York state construction accidents increase; city ones decline

A report issued by the New York Committtee for Occupational Safety and Health on Wednesday, Jan. 31 suggests that worker deaths at construction sites may be on the rise across the state of New York.

Struck-by accidents are part of the Fatal Four

In construction, the "Fatal Four" are the four main ways that construction workers are killed year in and year out. While the most attention often goes to falls, it's important to remember that incidents in which workers are struck by objects -- called "struck-by" accidents -- are very common.

Do you need fall protection gear at any height?

You know that fall protection gear helps, and you'd obviously wear it if you were working on a skyscraper in New York. But what about jobs done at far lower heights? Do you need fall protection gear even when you're just a few feet off of the ground?

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