In New York, construction sites present many hazardous and unsafe conditions that we all must be aware of. Often times construction accidents happen when attention to detail is overlooked or shortcuts are taken in an effort to save time and money on a project. Workers are extremely vulnerable when they are not provided the proper safety devices and equipment needed to complete the job.
Additionally, it’s not always just the workers who are at risk. There are times that innocent bystanders, and pedestrians are injured, and in some cases killed, if a construction site is not properly owned, managed, controlled, and maintained by those overseeing the project.
*** The most common construction accident is workers who fall from a height. According to the New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) in 2022, there were approximately 750 construction accident related incidents, with approximately 550 of those resulting in injury, and approximately 11 resulting in fatalities.