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October 2016 Archives

When workers are hurt on the job, who's to blame?

Some people blame accidents on careless workers, while others argue that supervisors and contractors are responsible for safety.

A few weeks ago, Crain's New York published a published a photograph showing a window washer learning precariously out of a skyscraper window to perform his job. It's enough to make your head spin if you're not used to working at dizzying heights - but for the worker pictured and many like him, it's just another day on the job.

Could classifying union vs. non-union jobs prevent construction deaths?

As we discussed in an earlier post, worker deaths are on the rise all over America. Amidst a rash of serious construction accidents in New York City, including multiple crane collapses, many people want answers. What's at the root of the problem? And what can be done to slow the increase of fatal accidents on work sites?

9/11 workers and volunteers now have more time to pursue benefits

Governor Cuomo extends the deadline for workers' comp, disability and accidental death benefits

The events of September 11, 2001, changed New York's skyline and identity forever. But rescue, recovery and clean-up operations by thousands of workers and volunteers have helped to rebuild the city stronger than ever.

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