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Did Human Error Cause Fatal Crane Collapse?

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In New York City construction is booming. You'd be hard pressed to find many areas throughout the five boroughs that don't show some evidence of new or ongoing construction. Dodging construction sites can be difficult and even impossible depending on where you are. That is precisely why it is so crucial for contractors to take all necessary precautions to keep their employees and the pedestrians/cyclists/motorists in the area safe.

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Lives at Risk- New York Construction Industry Exposed

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The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) recently released a report which outlines the very real dangers construction workers face. The report explores the situations that lead to construction worker fatalities, and provides recommendations to prevent future injuries and fatalities. Below are a sample of key findings.

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Life Threatening Safety Risks for Construction Workers

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In a study conducted over a 33-year period, researchers found fall down accidents accounted for nearly half of all construction worker deaths. The study also found that more than half of the workers killed did not have access to fall protection equipment. There is no telling how many tragedies could have been prevented had the workers been given proper equipment. The statistics below were compiled by Safety and Health Magazine:

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Injuries Sustained on Skyjack Scissor Lift

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A scissor lift is an aerial work platform that is commonly used on construction sites. Construction workers and construction management rely on equipment manufacturers to produce safe, properly functioning products.

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