Construction sites are dangerous workplaces in New York State. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), 4,609 workers were killed on the job in 2011. In the U.S., every year almost four million workers suffer injuries on the job.
Ten OSHA Standards That Are Mostly Violated
Violating standards set up by OSHA can lead to dangerous workplace accidents. The most often violated standards include:
- Scaffolding requirements
- Fall protection
- Communication of hazards present
- General industry respiratory protection
- General industry electrical hazards
- Hazards with industrial trucks/equipment
- Ladders in construction
- Design of electrical systems
- Machine guarding
If you suffer injuries due to workplace safety standard violations, then you are eligible to claim compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Construction Accident Attorney – Bronx, New York
If you are injured on the job, then a construction site accident attorney can help you claim compensation. Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. law firm has over 55 years of experience serving construction accident victims in New York. Call 914-357-8911 for a consultation with Attorney William H. Cooper.