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Winter brings added dangers for outdoor workers

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, December 23, 2016. Here in New York, we’re used to extremely cold, snowy, icy winters. However, for people who make their living outdoors, such as construction workers, utility employees and tow truck operators, can face dangerous health consequences from exposure to cold,…

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Avoid these four things for a safer work experience

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, December 9, 2016. Construction site accidents can happen for a multitude of reasons. Too often, they are the result of lax safety measures by companies, contractors and worksite managers or by poor safety training of workers. While these individuals and entities are…

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Union status of sites tracked in construction fatalities

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Thursday, November 10, 2016. The number of construction site accidents in New York City doubled between 2014 and last year, according to city government figures. The 471 injuries that occurred last year was approximately twice that from the previous year. The number of…

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What are the most common causes of construction site fatalities?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, September 30, 2016. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,821 workers killed while working on the job in 2014. That’s the equivalent of more than 13 deaths each day, or over 92 deaths each week. Construction site fatalities accounted…

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Trips and slips on construction sites can cause serious injury

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Construction sites are filled with a multitude of hazards, including uneven surfaces, holes, debris and moisture that can cause workers to trip, slip or fall. Many people consider these simply among the expected hazards of the job. They often…

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Construction workers face a multitude of dangers

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces there are. Apart from the abundance of potentially dangerous equipment and materials, too many worksite managers put cost and time constraints above worker safety. Among the most common causes of construction…

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Forklift safety is key for construction sites

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Many things affect conditions on construction sites. A key one is forklift safety. Construction sites that do not pay enough attention to it will pay the price in injuries, loss of productivity and financial damages. Approximately 97,000 people per…

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Understanding the risk of power lines

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, June 24, 2016. Electrical contractors are trained in how to work with electrical power lines, whether they are buried or overhead. These lines carry extremely high voltages. The main risk from these lines is fatal electrocution. There are other hazards, too, such…

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Construction site accidents may involve tools

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, May 20, 2016. Construction site accidents happen for many different reasons. One of them is the tools that workers use being problematic. This can be the case for multiple reasons. One of those reasons is that tools are not in good condition.…

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Dealing with scaffold injuries

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, May 6, 2016. Accidents at construction sites occur everywhere, including in areas like New York and Manhattan in the state of New York. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 65 percent of the employees who work at those construction sites…

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