Latino Workers at Higher Risk for Fatal Construction Accidents

Recent Tragic Queens Construction Accident Illustrates Problem Just days ago, a job-site accident in Queens tragically killed a young, Latino construction worker. The 26-year-old man was helping construct a 65-foot wall when the cinder-block wall suddenly collapsed, killing him and seriously injuring three others. Early reports indicate that the wall failed as scaffolding collapsed and […]

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Construction Site Safety In New York

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has levied fines against two companies after an accident permanently blinded a construction worker. Fernando Fernandez was working on the Long Wharf Bridge when rebar used to reinforce a concrete pier came detached, striking him and causing multiple serious injuries. He is currently recovering. Dangerous Workplaces Construction sites are […]

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The ‘Fatal Four’ Cause More Than Half of Construction Deaths

At any construction site, a single error can result in serious injuries or deaths. Machinery can be defective or misused. Co-workers can leave holes uncovered. Protective gear may not be properly installed. Despite the limitless ways that construction accidents can happen, the many serious accidents have similar causes. In fact, more than half of fatal […]

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