Eight hundred miles west of New York City, a construction worker was hospitalized yesterday after he was struck by a large pipe, officials said.
Four hundred miles north of New York City sits the small Maine town of Albion. That's where a construction accident last May claimed the life of a man working on a project as a contractor.
A few miles northeast of New York City, a hearing will be held today regarding the fatal injuries a construction worker sustained in 2010 as he was helping build a Greenwich, Connecticut, home.
The urban landscape of New York City is perpetually in flux. At all times of year and any time of day construction workers, craftsmen, city employees, and contractors can be found on the job, doing their best to keep the city growing in a safe and successful way. However, these industrial and construction jobs come with a heightened level of risk for those on the work site. In such situations, it is the responsibility of foremen, managers, and employers to make sure that the environment their employees work in is as safe as possible.
We in New York City know so well the dangers of cranes. When one of the construction giants fails, injuries and fatalities can occur in just a split-second, as we have seen in Manhattan and elsewhere in recent years.
As New York City construction workers know, trenches can be extremely dangerous. If the walls of a trench are not properly reinforced, it is very possible that there will be a collapse, resulting in serious injuries to those who are working in the trench -- and far too often, fatalities.
New York City construction workers understand better than anyone how dangerous their work can be. Worksite accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, leaving behind injuries and fatalities.
In our previous post, we wrote about the spate of crane collapses and accidents that have hit New York City in recent years.
The recent collapse of a 380-foot crane in Queens left seven workers injured -- though none with life-threatening injuries -- but it left few observers of the New York City construction business surprised.
Seven New York City construction workers were injured yesterday when a crane collapsed in Queens, officials said.