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Falling Injuries in NYC Construction Industry Increase in 2021

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Falling injuries have always been one of the greatest dangers that construction workers face on the job. Statistically speaking, falls account for more construction injuries than any other, with only a handful of other causes even coming close. Unfortunately, this year has proven to be worse than last year, as the number of fall injuries has already surpassed those which occurred in 2020.

The Dangers of Falling Injuries

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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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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 Common Consequences of Medical Malpractice

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When you seek medical treatment for some ailment or injury, you expect to be treated with utmost care by your doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. However, sometimes those medical professionals fail to perform their duties as they are intended to, resulting in harm to the patients they are treating, and possible medical malpractice. Here are five common ways that people can be harmed because of medical malpractice:

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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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A Car Accident Can Cost You Much More Than Your Car

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A car accident can happen at nearly any time, and for a variety of unpredictable reasons. You may get hit by a distracted or fatigued driver who simply loses focus for a moment or be unfortunate enough to come across an intoxicated driver who lacks the faculties to control their vehicle. You might collide with another vehicle on an icy or slippery road, or you might become the victim of a mechanical failure. Whatever the reason, a car accident can cost you much more than just your car.

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