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New York construction accident seriously injures worker


This blog recently discussed the dangers of construction accidents for construction workers and the dangers of fall-related construction accidents to construction workers. Several hours from Utica, a New York City construction worker was recently seriously injured when a piece of construction material struck him in the face. The falling piece of construction material that struck the worker was dropped by another construction worker at the construction site.

Protecting families after a fatal construction accident


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides detailed, comprehensive advice for Utica employers about how to protect construction workers from fall accidents. But still, falls from roofs, scaffolds or ladders continue to claim the lives of more and more construction.

What does OSHA recommend to Utica workers for fall protection?


Of course, ladder falls are only one type of fall injury that can occur on a given construction site. Falls from roofs and scaffolds, falls through holes, and even construction injuries from falling objects are regarded similarly by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration in terms of the need for fall protection on a construction site.

Are ladder falls preventable?


Utica residents are used to seeing construction workers operate in some spectacular settings, including extreme heights. The other side of this image, however, is the statistic that falls from roofs, scaffolds or ladders and other similar elevations are the leading cause of death in the industry.

What does workers' compensation do to protect workers?


Workers in New York might be familiar with the idea of workers' compensation, but are not fully aware of what it is and what it does. Having a grasp on how workers' compensation benefits serve as protection to workers in the event that they are injured and can make it easier to receive benefits if something unexpected happens. With workplace injuries and illness, there can be medical expenses, rehabilitation and missed time on the job. Knowing the ins-and-outs of the process begins with the basics of workers' compensation.

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