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Top Safety Violations on Construction Sites: How They Lead to Accidents

Posted by Dennis R. Smith, Esq. | Dec 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

In the vibrant areas of Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island, construction is a constant presence, driving progress but also bringing risks. As leading construction injury attorneys in these areas, we have seen how safety violations on construction sites can lead to serious, sometimes fatal, accidents. This blog post delves into the top safety violations in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island construction sites and their impact on workers.

1. Inadequate Fall Protection:

In the high-rise construction projects of Manhattan, inadequate fall protection is a major concern. Falls are a leading cause of fatalities in construction accidents. Lack of proper safety measures like guardrails or safety nets significantly increases the risk of severe injuries for workers.

2. Scaffolding Hazards:

Scaffolding is a common sight in Queens and Manhattan, but not all scaffolds are safely assembled or maintained. Scaffolding accidents can lead to critical injuries. As attorneys specializing in construction accident compensation claims in New York, including Queens and Manhattan, we have extensive experience handling such cases.

3. Electrical and Wiring Violations:

Electrical hazards are a serious threat on construction sites across Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island. Violations like exposed wiring or improper grounding can lead to severe accidents, including electrocutions, highlighting the need for diligent safety compliance.

4. Poorly Maintained Equipment:

In Long Island, as well as in Manhattan and Queens, construction sites must maintain their equipment rigorously. Neglecting this can lead to equipment failures, posing grave dangers to workers on-site.

5. Lack of Proper Training:

Proper safety training is essential in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island. Lack of training is a significant safety violation, increasing the risk of accidents due to workers' unfamiliarity with hazards or safety procedures.

As experienced attorneys in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island, specializing in construction accidents, we understand the severity of such incidents and their impact on workers and their families. If you're a victim of a construction accident in these areas, seeking expert legal assistance is crucial. Our firm, with its expertise in construction injury law, is committed to providing the necessary guidance and representation for your case.

Safety is paramount on construction sites. Understanding these common violations can help workers and employers in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island take preventive measures, ensuring a safer work environment.

About the Author

Dennis R. Smith, Esq.

DENNIS R. SMITH, ESQ. Helping victims of construction accidents, personal injuries, premises liability accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, and many other accident types across Long Island and New York City. Founding attorney Dennis Smith is success-driven and provides honest, reliable legal services to injury survivors in need. Accountability is key, and it’s our goal to ensure that those who hurt you are brought to justice.


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