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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Inconsistent Safety at NYC Building Projects Causing Deaths, Daily News Reports

The attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty are experienced with dealing with accidents and injuries that occur on construction sites. Thanks to the leadership and vision of New York's legislature, New York has some of the strictest rules protecting construction workers in the country. Even then, those rules are coming under attack, as more and more construction workers lose their lives.

The New York Daily News reported on Saturday that while the number of building permits has jumped 18% from 2011, the number of deaths has also climbed - as the number of building inspectors dropped. Eighteen workers lost their lives last fiscal year, against twelve the year before, as the number of building inspectors dropped by 6%. 

"Nine workers fell to their deaths, almost always at job sites where safety measures were nonexistent. Several were crushed to death by walls that weren’t properly braced. Improperly secured steel trusses rolled on top of another worker."

All of the above are height-related injuries that New York law has the most stringent protections for workers. The owners of the building sites, the general contractors, and the subcontractors may all be liable for a construction worker's injury on the job. It is extremely important for anyone who is injured while working at a construction site in New York City to contact experienced trial attorneys to discuss their rights and potential claims. The attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty are available for a free consultation at (212) 425-0230 or at

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