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Construction employers required to take steps to prevent trench cave ins

Earlier this month, criminal indictments were handed down in the case of a 22-year-old construction worker who suffocated after the trench in which he was working collapsed. A jury determined that two construction company owners and their companies were responsible for causing the unsafe conditions that lead to the young man's death when they failed to follow safety regulations to prevent a trench cave in.

Preventing fall-related injuries in the construction industry

The construction industry is consistently listed as being among the most dangerous of all U.S. industries. This is due in large part to the safety risks posed by working from heights and the fact that roughly 33 percent of fatalities among construction workers are attributed to fall-related accidents.

  • American Association for Justice
  • NYCOSH-New York Committee for occupational Safety & Health
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Society of New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association, Inc | 1945
  • National Organization of social security claimants Representatives
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