The New York Times recently reported that fatal construction accidents have grown at an alarming rate in New York City as building projects increase in number. As many as 29 recent victims were Hispanic immigrants working for small contractors in non-union jobs. Falls from hanging scaffolds have been the single greatest factor in this increase.
Top officials of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the city’s Buildings Department said they were disturbed by the trend. Officials vowed vigorous enforcement of safety rules and unannounced inspections of construction sites. If you or a loved one has been hurt on the job in a construction accident, speak with a New York personal injury attorney from Flanzig & Flanzig, LLP — a team that combines the experience of larger firms with the personal attention of a boutique practice.
Some types of construction site injuries that we can represent: