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What Are "Caught-In/Between" Accidents?

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Construction sites are, statistically speaking, some of the most dangerous places to work. One unusually common source of injury often seen on construction sites, but rarely elsewhere, is what is known as a “caught-in/between” accidents. What are these types of injuries, and why are they so common on construction sites?

 

Defining Caught-In/Between Accidents

 

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Seven Ways Reckless Driving Contributes to Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Over the past year, the rate of motor vehicle accidents and fatalities has increased dramatically. As more people return to the roads post-pandemic, they nevertheless carry bad driving habits that place themselves and the people around them in danger. Here are seven major ways reckless drivers contribute to motor vehicle accidents:

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Five Ways Construction Contractors Endanger Their Employees

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Construction contractors have a legal duty to their employees to ensure they are adequately protected from foreseeable sources of harm. Far too often, contractors will be too lax with adherence to proper safety protocols, putting the lives of construction workers at risk. Here are five ways construction contractors commonly put the lives of their workers in danger:

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Why Falling is the Most Common Source of Workplace Injuries

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There is no type of harm more common in American workplaces than falling injuries. This includes people who fall from an elevated height, as well as people who simply trip or slip and fall while walking around. These injuries are often serious, with more than 240,000 people every year needing to take time off work from falling, and nearly 900 people dying as a result of their injuries. But why is falling such a common cause of workplace injuries?

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Seven Common Safety Violations Seen on Construction Sites

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Workplace safety regulations exist to protect workers from the most likely sources of harm, reducing the risk of on-the-job injuries. Given how risky it can be, these sorts of regulations are more important in the construction industry than almost anywhere else. Unfortunately, employers do not always adhere to these regulations, putting their workers in unnecessary danger. Here are seven of the most common safety regulations seen on construction sites:

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NYC Motor Vehicle Accident Rate Went up in 2020

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The consequences of the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are hard to understate. Not only has it had a massive impact on daily life and the economy, its effects have reverberated even into people’s driving habits. As a result, 2020 became the deadliest year for motor vehicle accidents in New York City in more than half a decade.

A Rise in Motor Vehicle Fatalities

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Four Common Sources of Workplace Injuries

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) takes stock of how many people are injured on the job every single year. Of those, they have identified four common culprits as the source of most workplace injuries, with all of them being particularly prominent in the field of construction. The four most common types of injuries, as described by OSHA, are as follows:

 

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Five Common Contributors to Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common forms of accidental injury in the United States. In New York alone, thousands of people every year are injured or killed as a result of an accident involving a car, truck, motorcycle, or other motor vehicle. These accidents, which are often preventable, become more likely depending on how drivers choose to act. Here are five common things drivers do that increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident:

 

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Five Ways Negligence Can Lead to Accidents on Construction Sites

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All construction site owners and contractors are obligated to ensure conditions on the site are safe, and to take reasonable precautions against likely sources of harm. However, not everyone does what they are supposed to, and the result of their negligence is that construction workers are more likely to get hurt. Here are five ways in which negligence by construction site owners or contractors can result in accidents:

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Five Reasons for Caught-In/Between Accidents

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Although not as common as some other kinds of construction site accidents, so-called “caught-in/between” accidents are more frequent than most people think. These accidents occur where a worker is caught under a large, heavy object, or is caught inside such an object, such as might happen during a wall or floor collapse, or when being caught by machinery or equipment. It is the fourth most common cause of work-related fatalities on construction sites, ranking only beneath electrocutions, being struck by objects, and falling.

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