Category: Construction Accidents

man cleaning his hands from work dust

Working on construction sites in New York City can present numerous potential injury hazards. However, many people do not recognize the almost invisible danger presented by dust, including plaster dust, drywall dust, and other construction debris. Construction dust can cause numerous short-term and long-term health hazards for workers. As such, knowing how to prevent dust, […]

construction workers working in the snow

As winter descends, temperatures drop. When the cold starts to bite, construction workers in New York City face unique challenges on the job site. Employers must recognize when cold becomes a significant risk factor and actively protect construction workers from frigid temperatures. What Determines When It Is Too Cold for Work Outside? When is it […]

construction worker lying on the ground with hard hat next to him

Construction sites are dangerous, primarily because of what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calls the “fatal four” hazards. The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is here to explore these dangers at length, how to prevent them from causing accidents, and what you can do if one injures you on the job in New York. What […]

David and Zach Perecman standing with a construction worker of NYC

The attorneys and staff at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., are privileged to have the opportunity to recognize the hard work, sacrifices, and bravery of construction workers in New York City and across the country during Construction Appreciation Week. Taking place September 18-22, 2023, the commemoration’s goal is to celebrate and acknowledge the “more than 11 […]

roofer working on residential roof laying shingles

In the hustle and bustle of New York, businesses operate on high-rise buildings, skyscrapers, and construction sites, each activity carrying potential risks of falls. With this, incidents and tragedies can happen due to insufficient fall protection measures. Understanding and adhering to safety regulations is not just a legal obligation but a moral one, integral to […]

chalk outline of body with construction worker hard hat on ground

It is no secret that construction is a dangerous profession – but just how dangerous it is may still come as a surprise. Every year, New York City sees dozens of construction-related deaths, making it one of the industry’s most hazardous cities to work in. How Many Deaths Occur Each Year in the Construction Industry? […]

close up shot of cracks on the facade of building with a blurry cityscape in the background

Construction is part of life in New York City, the largest and most densely populated metropolis in the United States. Buildings, streets, parks, and so many other pieces that make up the city are constantly being raised, refurbished, demolished, and rebuilt to account for an ever-changing set of needs and a rapidly evolving world’s available […]

multi-floor construction site with safety nets between open levels to provide safety measures for NYC construction workers against falling objects

New York City construction sites are more hazardous when employers do not have strong policies protecting vulnerable workers from falling objects. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks construction as one of New York’s most dangerous occupations, accounting for the highest number of work-related fatalities in New York City. The New York Department of Buildings […]

correct safe trench sloping on a construction site

A collapse at an excavation site can be a nightmare for construction workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines an excavation as any artificial cavity formed by earth removal and a trench as a narrow excavation. OSHA estimates that a cave-in of just one cubic yard of soil can carry the weight of […]

Group of construction workers at a safety meeting to ensure safety protcol is being meant to eliminate construction accidents

Construction is an inherently dangerous business that often requires the use of heavy machinery, power tools, scaffolding, hoists, and other equipment. New York City construction workers are put in hazardous conditions every day. The precarious nature of construction work means employers and site operators should be extra vigilant regarding safety protocols and standards on the […]