New York City Construction Industry 2018 was the most dangerous year in nearly a decade

New York Construction Accident Lawyer Representing Injured Workers

Construction industry is filled with numerous risks and potential hazards, especially in New York City. While construction accidents happen all the time, statistics collected by the New York City over the past decade have shown that 2018 saw more reported construction related injuries of any year following the post-recession building boom.

Key findings about construction accidents in 2018, according to statistics and an article from Crain’s New York:

  • Through October 2018, the last month of available data, construction accidents and injuries already outpaced year-end numbers recorded in 2017 (650 for both).
  • The number of construction accidents in New York City has increased each year since 2014, when the city’s building boom began to gain steam.
  • As of November 21, when a construction worker was crushed to death at a worksite in Brooklyn, the number of construction fatalities in NYC was 12 – which is equal to the number of construction fatalities recorded in each of the previous three full years.
  • When tracked using different criteria set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the number of construction injuries and deaths in the city is even greater.

Though experts state increases in construction work and incident reporting may contribute to the higher numbers, the data – which comprise only a fraction of the 2018 year – is alarming. That’s especially true given the efforts of City officials who have adopted a number of measures designed to protect construction workers and reduce accidents, injuries, and deaths on worksites.

These measures include improve oversight of project safety, higher fines for employers and others who violate workplace safety standards, and a new law requiring a minimum of 40 hours of safety training for all workers. The rise in construction site accidents despite these efforts suggests employers may not be doing enough to protect workers from construction accidents.

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How Do I Find Construction Accident Lawyer in New York?

Just as you wouldn’t call an electrician to fix your plumbing, you need to be sure that any lawyer you call is experienced in handling construction accident cases. Even the smallest missed detail in your case could result in you going without the financial compensation and benefits you and your family deserve. Our team of New York Construction Accident Attorneys of The Rybak Firm, PLLC., have the experience and knowledge to help you get the maximum compensation under the law. Call Now For A Free Consultation (718)307-5554 Available 24/7 or Contact Us online and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

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Our offices are located in Brooklyn, NY, however we serve the entire NYC Metro Area. We represent clients in every borough of New York City. Our Personal Injury Lawyers are able to travel to you if you are unable to meet due to an injury. We also provide free transportation to and from our offices.

Our office address is:

1810 Voorhies Ave

Suite #7

Brooklyn, NY 11235

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