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As Construction Soars in New York, So Do Workplace Accidents

New York City has seen a significant boom in new construction over the past several years. With it has come a notable increase in construction accidents. According to a report from the city’s Buildings Department, construction deaths doubled and injuries increased by 17 percent in the first seven months of the year. There were eight… Read More »

New York Sees Increase in Fatal Construction Accidents

According to recent reports, New York City has seen an increase in fatal construction accidents this year, with as many people dying in these accident already in 2015 as those who passed away in all of 2014.  The number of non-fatal construction-related accidents is also on the rise, with 2014 seeing a 24 percent increase… Read More »

Understanding New York Scaffold Law

Working construction is a risky business. A lot can go wrong while workers are scaling tall buildings, hoisting heavy materials and preparing tools for use at high elevations. That is why the New York Scaffold Law imposes 100 percent liability on general contractors or subcontractors who allow workers to perform these dangerous tasks without the… Read More »