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Fatal Excavator Accident on Brooklyn Construction Site

Sadly, a construction worker in Brooklyn was killed in an accident on Monday morning when a 2,000-pound piece of an excavator fell on him. New York Post reported that the 46-year-old worker had been standing on the worksite at 1 Java Street in Greenport when the arm of the machine detached while in use. The… (keep reading)

Child Passenger Safety Week 

Motor vehicle accidents have remained the leading cause of fatality for children under the age of 14 for decades. Sadly, most of these tragedies on the road have been preventable with the use of an appropriate car seat. In 2020, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that out of the 755 child passenger… (keep reading)

How Technology Can Build a Safer Work Culture in Construction

Construction is a dangerous industry, one of the most hazardous jobs in the country. Safety initiatives are critical to protecting workers from severe and fatal injuries. But an article by EHS Today reported that a lack of new technology in the construction industry is preventing some companies from optimizing their safety efforts.  Safety is complex… (keep reading)

Work Zone Accidents

Hundreds of people are killed in work zones annually in the United States. In 2020, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reported 857 fatalities related to work zone accidents, up from 845 the year prior. Work zone accidents occur quickly and can be catastrophic for unprotected and unsuspecting construction and highway workers. These workers are already… (keep reading)

New Driving Law to Protect NYC Pedestrians and Cyclists

New legislation beginning in January 2023 will require all prospective drivers in New York City to learn about pedestrian and bicycle safety to obtain their license. According to a recent article by Gothamist, Governor Hochul signed a bill on July 15 that will mandate drivers to complete a bike and pedestrian safety component during the… (keep reading)

Safe + Sound Week Keeps Construction Workers Safe

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that an average of 1 in 5 American workers who sustained fatal injuries yearly are in a construction trade. Sadly, most of these tragedies resulted from the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Violations, citations given to workplaces whose safety practices fell short of protecting their workers.   … (keep reading)

What You Need to Know About NYC Summer Streets

The Summer Streets program is returning to New York City for the first time in three years, and residents cannot wait to be rid of all the vehicles for a bit. Starting August 6, for three consecutive Saturdays, New York pedestrians and cyclists will have a free range of designated streets spanning from the Brooklyn… (keep reading)

New Construction Bill to Reduce Fatal Trench Accidents

A new construction bill titled Carlos’ Law would provide additional cave-in protection for trench workers if signed by Governor Hochul by the end of the year. According to Construction Pros, the new bill would increase fines for businesses who violate laws regarding trench safety and are found guilty of the death or injury of a… (keep reading)

Dangers of Walking Across the Queensboro Bridge

The shared pedestrian bike path on the Queensboro Bridge has New York City pedestrians fearing for their lives. A recent article by Streetsblog highlighted several serious safety concerns for walking commuters on the two-way shared pathway, increasing pedestrian accidents and causing people to skip walking across the bridge altogether. Pedestrians Fear Walking Queensboro Lane  As… (keep reading)

Undocumented Worker Fatalities Uncovered in the Bronx

A recent investigation by The New York Times uncovered a deadly trend on a construction site in the Bronx, bringing to light an ongoing coverup of undocumented worker deaths in the industry. Two months ago, The New York Times published an article about three immigrant construction workers who lost their lives at a worksite on… (keep reading)

NYC’s Best and Worst Hospitals 2022

In the 2022 edition of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, New York State hospitals have shown a slight rise in the ranks, rated 44th in the nation compared to 47th in Fall 2021. Among the facilities evaluated, 12.7% received an A-grade compared to only 8% six months before. Still– these results are far from what… (keep reading)

How to Keep Construction Workers Safe in the Heat 

It won’t be long before heatwaves are burning up the streets of New York City. While safety experts advise New Yorkers to avoid the outdoors and stay cool during periods of extreme heat, construction workers and outdoor laborers do not have this luxury.  Despite grueling heat and humidity, these dedicated workers perform complex tasks and… (keep reading)