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Burn Injury in the Workplace

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfatal workplace injuries occurred at an average rate of 2.9 reported cases per every 100 employees (approximately 2.9 million) in 2016 with a reported tally of 5,190 fatal work injuries in that same year. Workplace injury involving burns, whether caused by fire, chemicals, or otherwise, account for many labor injuries that occur. 

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New York City Increases Safety Measures for Construction Workers

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On May 10, several bills were signed into law which increases safety conditions for New York City's construction workers. The approved bills include increases in injury reporting requirements, crane-related safety measures, and the requirement of a construction superintendent and onsite safety plan for any building project that is three stories or higher.

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Burn Injuries in the Workplace

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Work-related burns are a leading cause of occupational injuries in the United States. As many as 20 to 30 percent of all burn-related hospitalizations are due to workplace injuries, according to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Those who suffer from on-the-job burn injuries can be subjected to serious, debilitating effects.

 

Types of Workplace Burn Injuries

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Construction Injuries Under New York Law

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One look at the New York City skyline can tell you that the city is currently undergoing a building boom. With more and more construction projects beginning each month, construction worker injuries and deaths are on the rise. The growing number of deaths and injuries were brought to the attention of New Yorkers on January 31st, when thousands of New York City construction workers assembled to mourn the tragic loss of 30 workers who died in construction related accidents over the past two years. With the upsurge of construction site related injuries and deaths, it is important for workers employed in construction to be aware of their rights and remedies.

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Failure to Implement Safety Measures Results in Construction Vehicle Accident

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With so many new construction projects taking place in New York City, accidents have been on the rise.  Recently, another construction site accident occurred when a construction vehicle flipped backward, and struck the roof of a NYPD van that was parked.  Fortunately, on this occasion there were no injuries or fatalities.  However, such incidents continue to call attention to the need for implementing better construction safety measures to reduce the safety risks faced by workers, and even pedestrians and vehicles passing by construction sites.

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Forklift Accident Results In the Death of a Young Brooklyn Man

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A 22-year-old Brooklyn man was tragically killed in a forklift accident on June 10th, 2014. Police reported that the young man was using an electric pallet stacker to push a Yale electric forklift up a ramp towards the roof of a Midwood supermarket in Brooklyn. Although the forklift was being guided by another employee, it still unfortunately rolled backward and fatally pinned the young worker against a wall.

The Brighton Beach resident, was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. No arrests were made.

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Metro Employee Killed by Train in New York

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With the sheer number of New Yorkers that use public transportation every day, it should come as no shock that the majority of individuals believe public transportation is one of the safest modes there is. Countless deadly car crashes and truck accidents are reported each day, but rarely are there any bus or train accidents right? Wrong, and disturbingly, the numbers are only increasing.

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Construction Workplace Injury in Queens

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Although, every construction worker goes to work fully aware of these possible dangers, this type of career choice holds certain occupational hazards which often lead to workplace accidents. These accidents may result in personal injuries. 

This was the environment for a construction worker, this past June, in Queens New York. A construction worker was pulled from a 25-foot trench by firefighters after a rescue effort that went on for more than two hours at a site where work was supposed to be suspended. 

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