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February 2014 Archives

Auger accident causes serious construction injuries to man

New York construction workers might have witnessed or have been involved in accidents on the job site. Some are minor, while others are serious in nature or even fatal. No matter the results, these types of accidents are serious and should be prevented. This is why it is crucial to understand how it occurred so it can be prevented.

Closure of New York workers' comp hearing sites adds to struggles

Administrative hearings are an important part of the workers' compensation process, and they only take place at certain venues in New York. Recently, the New York Workers' Compensation Board and Gov. Andrew Cuomo were criticized for closing a number of rural workers' compensation hearing sites, a move that forces injured workers to travel farther to complete their hearings.

Government reveals New York's workplace injury numbers for 2012

After taking a year to evaluate the data, the U.S. Labor Department released information about the number of nonfatal workplace illnesses and injuries reported in New York State in 2012. Across private industries in our state, there were around 146,000 such injuries and illnesses reported. In other words, there were 2.5 nonfatal work-related illnesses or injuries for every 100 private-sector employees.

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