NY Codes for Construction Worker Safety
Our NYC Construction Accident Lawyers Can Protect Your Rights!
New York City’s building boom, while beneficial for the economy, has had an adverse effect for many of our state’s construction workers. From July 2014 to July 2015, New York City’s Buildings Department counted 10 construction-related fatalities. In previous fiscal years, the number of construction-related fatalities was nearly half that. Construction-related injuries also rose between 2014 and 2015 by about 52 percent. Many of these accidents have occurred in Manhattan, followed by Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens.
New York has regulations for construction worker safety, but sadly, rapid building growth can tempt employers to cut corners. When they do, construction workers suffer the consequences. The New York Times has also reported that a disproportionate number of injured and killed construction workers are immigrants.
If you or someone you love was injured in a construction-related accident, contact the New York work injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., for a free consultation.
What types of protections do New York’s labor laws offer construction workers?
All of New York’s labor laws exist for the protection of employees. Some of the construction-specific regulations are:
- § 23-1.5 General responsibility of employers
- § 23-1.7 Protection from general hazards
- § 23-1.8 Personal protective equipment
- § 23-1.10 Hand tools
- § 23-1.12 Guarding of power-driven machinery
- § 23-1.13 Electrical hazards
- § 23-1.15 Safety railing
- § 23-1.16 Safety belts, harnesses, tail lines and lifelines
- § 23-1.21 Ladders and ladderways
- § 23-1.22 Structural runways, ramps and platforms
What to Do If You Were Injured in Construction
If you or someone you love was injured on the job, we invite you to contact our New York construction accident lawyers today. We have offices in NYC and Long Island, so get in touch with us today for a free evaluation of your legal rights and options.