Construction work is widely recognized as one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. Construction injuries account for nearly one out of every five workplace accidents. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 109,242 people employed in construction in NYC in 2010.
The NYC Department of Buildings Reports there were 157 reported incidents the same year, with 4 fatalities. The year 2011 saw 128 construction injuries and 5 deaths. The Buildings Department further reports that Manhattan was the scene of the vast majority of accidents last year with 82, followed by 27 in Brooklyn, 10 in Queens, 7 in the Bronx and 2 on Staten Island.
Common construction site accidents and injuries include:
Numerous studies have proven that construction sites are some of the most hazardous jobsites in the world. Tall heights, heavy machinery, tools and numerous contractors all working with different teams to complete a job in a short amount of time can lead to serious accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident, contact a New York City personal injury lawyer today. With more than 75 years of experience behind us and millions in successful settlements, our team has the skill to help you recover the money you need.
Contact the New York City construction accident lawyers at Greenberg & Stein, P.C. to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Over the years, our team has recovered millions of dollars for accident victims through claims and lawsuits – let us put this experience to work for you! The sooner you call, the sooner we can help.
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