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September 2015 Archives

Two workers fortunate to survive entrapment in trench collapse

Construction company owners in New York and other states have an enormous responsibility to ensure the safety of their workers. Unfortunately, the extreme dangers posed by certain aspects of construction work, such as trenches, do not always receive the necessary attention. Despite the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's prescribed regulations related to the safeguarding of trenches, severe injuries and even fatalities caused by a trench collapse remain prevalent.

Wegmans cited for workplace injury suffered by 2 bakery workers

Even though the law requires employers to provide safe workplace environments in which known hazards are addressed, preventable workplace accidents continue to occur. Dangerous areas must be dealt with in a manner that do not threaten the safety of workers. These requirements span all industries, as each workplace poses unique safety hazards that could cause a workplace injury.

Collapse of retainer wall causes death of construction worker

New York construction workers are exposed to multiple safety hazards in their line of work. In some cases, company owners fail to protect their workers against even the most basic hazards. The family of a 19-year-old construction worker is struggling to move forward after his death, who complained about several safety issues at work in the months before his death.

Scaffold fall causes death of New York construction worker

It is reported that there is a building boom in New York that has led to an increased number of construction injuries. Officials say the 2015 fiscal year shows three times more injuries occurred, and construction fatalities have almost doubled. Only a week after a construction worker died in a scaffold-related accident at a different construction site, a scaffold fall caused the death of another worker.

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