The snowy, blustery winter is just about the only thing that can make a construction worker long for the full heat of summer again.
If you hire someone to replace your windows or your roof, what happens if one of the workers takes a tumble or falls from a ladder?
The city of New York is having a construction boom -- but there's also a booming list of accidents and injuries to go along with it.
It's a hard argument to make that New York City construction laborers shouldn't receive more than the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) bare minimum of 10 hours of safety training. Yet that is what some open-shop construction industry leaders did when presented with the New York City Council's draft legislation to require additional safety training for workers.
If you work in construction, whether you're a roofer or a welder, your job may be making you deaf.
Winning a wrongful death claim is supposed to be the last step of a process that's already long and traumatic enough for the families of those who have died in a construction accident. However, sometimes wealthy defendants use every trick they can to avoid paying up -- which drags out the suffering for the victims' families even longer.
How high is the crane operator doing the demolition of the building next to yours? How drunk is person driving the forklift around the site you work at? Is the supervisor too high to notice errors in the building process as the newest apartment complex being built?
Are non-union workers a threat to the safety of themselves and others? The unionized construction workers in New York think so.
After a crane malfunctioned at a Queen's construction site and dropped an I-beam without warning, killing the man inside the cab of the crane and sending another man falling to his death, all their coworkers could do was hold a candlelight vigil to show their solidarity with the dead men's families.