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Safety report slams construction site dangers across New York

Construction projects in New York City and across the state -- both private and city sites -- are typically busy and complex endeavors.

In other words, there is a lot going on, which can make those venues dangerous -- even deadly -- in a hurry.

That is far from an anecdotal observation, with hard and well-researched evidence to back it up. A recent report authored by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health cites, for example, a progressively increased fatality rate for construction workers across the state. The group's research further stresses that "employers routinely violate legal regulations with impunity."

A disregard for safety obviously yields dire results at worksites. We note on our premises liability and personal injury website at the Long Island law firm of Restivo & Murphy the following and additional injury/fatality catalysts:

  • Malfunctioning tools and equipment
  • Construction vehicle mishaps
  • Electrical and burn injuries
  • Roof collapses and falls

Singly or collectively, those factors lead to harm and death for construction workers all across the state. Reportedly, falls alone have taken the lives of more than 100 workers in New York City just within the past decade.

Where human lives are at stake, there obviously needs to be zero tolerance for negligence or an indifferent attitude toward safety.

That sentiment is akin to a mission statement at Restivo & Murphy. Our attorneys bring decades of collective experience to the task of promoting workers' rights through personal injury and wrongful death litigation services focused upon obtaining maximum legal recoveries

Timely and forceful legal intervention in an accident case can often make a material difference in its outcome. We welcome contacts to our firm to discuss the work we passionately do in premises liability and personal injury cases on behalf of our valued clients.

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