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Bronx Construction Accidents More Likely in Companies Facing High Earnings Pressures

When companies have a culture that involves a high earnings pressures, Bronx construction accidents are more likely. That's according to a recent study published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics that found workplace injuries and fatalities soar when managers are under high-stress to bolster the bottom line. As our Bronx construction accident attorneys know, companies...

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Liability of Company Owners in Construction Worker Deaths

Death of a young worker prompts a call to action When construction site owners ignore the complaints and concerns of their employees, the consequences can be fatal. This was the case with the tragic death of an 18-year-old laborer and his two injured coworkers in 2015. The owner of two Brooklyn construction companies was eventually...

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Apprenticeship Bill Seeks to Curb New York City Construction Accidents

The construction boom in New York City, marked by renovations and new developments across all five boroughs, has meant an influx of construction crews and vehicles throughout the city. It hasn't gone unnoticed by city officials and safety advocates, who have been trying to implement a number of measures that would prevent construction accidents and make...

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African-American and Latino workers are more likely to be injured at work

Experienced workplace injury attorneys examine the divide According to a nationwide study, Latino immigrants and Black workers were found to be at greater risk for workplace injury. Conducted by USC and Boston University researchers and published in Health Affairs, this study showed that Latino immigrant and Black workers were injured more often on the job....

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Bronx NY attorney praises The New Yorker for prison suicide article

Questions remain involving suicide of 22-year-old inmate in solitary confinement Bronx, N.Y. civil rights lawyer Zachary K. Giampa of Giampa Law hopes a recent, in-depth article in The New Yorker about the suicide of 22-year-old Bronx resident Lonnie Hamilton while in solitary confinement in prison nearly one year ago sparks renewed interest in the mysterious...

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Construction Workers Face Greater Accident Risks on Shorter Buildings in NYC

Construction workers in New York City face a substantial risk of injury while performing work tasks. According to Commercial Observer, a total of 1,446 accidents happened on NYC construction sites. These accidents caused 40 fatalities. One of the biggest factors impacting the risk of injury on a construction site was the height of the building...

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Understanding New York Labor Law 240, Scaffolding Accidents

Experienced, Bronx scaffolding accident attorneys explain law, your rights Scaffolding accidents often result in injuries. Each year, an estimated 10,000 people sustain serious injuries and more than 60 deaths occur in construction accidents in the United States involving scaffolding, according to statistics compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They additionally reported over...

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Staying Safe During The Holiday Travel Rush

"Home for the holidays" should be a guarantee, not an anxious hope to potential travelers this winter. Unfortunately, the roads aren't as safe as they should be to ensure that visits to loved ones are without hazards. Every year, motor vehicle accidents claim over 30,000 lives. In 2014 alone, there were 966 fatal car crashes,...

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Pentachlorophenol Exposure Connected to Multiple Myeloma

  What is Pentachlorophenol? Pentachlorophenol is a toxic compound that is typically used as pesticide and a disinfectant. In 1936, Pentachlorophenol became commonly used as a wood preserver because it was found to be effective at preventing wood rot and insect damage. Over the years it has been an ingredient in many other industrial products...

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Utility Poles And The Threat to Our Health

BRONX, NY - Wood utility poles dotted around the landscape have been a common sight for New Yorkers for generations, carrying electricity, phone service and cable television into our homes. But evidence is mounting that they may carry something else-an increased risk of cancer. Since the early 1940s, wood utility poles across the country have...

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