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Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents in New York

Construction sites are dangerous places to work in New York. Construction accidents in New York can lead to dreadful injuries or death. According to the United States Department of Labor, 795 people died in construction site accidents nationwide in 2013. The fatalities were higher than any other field in the USA.

Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents

Some common causes of construction site accidents include:

  • Unsafe scaffolding
  • Falling from scaffolding
  • Falling tools or building materials on workers
  • Elevator accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Fire and explosions
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Poor working conditions
  • Recklessness of workers
  • Faulty construction equipment
  • Use of construction equipment without proper training
  • Working for long hours without a break

Construction Accident Attorney in Rockland

If you are injured in a construction site accident, then New York State worker’s compensation covers reasonable and necessary medical treatment for work-related injuries. Construction accident attorneys at Rockland Injury Lawyers in Rockland, Bardonia and Spring Valley have over 50 years of experience pursuing injury claims on behalf of construction workers in Rockland. Call 800-940-1799 for a free consultation with Rockland Injury Lawyers.

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