New York City Construction Injury Lawyer Applauds Work Site Safety Improvements

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David Resnick of David Resnick & Associates, P.C., says achieving 18 percent fewer NYC construction accidents last year is good news. Still, the high volume of stop-work orders indicates that poor training and negligence are still threats to worker safety.

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New York City construction injury lawyer David Resnick

As long as there is improper training and supervision, faulty equipment and other forms of negligence at New York City construction sites, there will continue to be construction site injuries and deaths.

New York City construction injury lawyer David Resnick today applauded recently released statistics showing a decrease in NYC construction accidents last year.

In a news release, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office attributed the falling construction accident rate to safety measures the city has enacted since 2008.

“The city has tightened and enforced construction site safety regulations over the last few years. We are certainly pleased by the news that those efforts have paid off,” said Resnick of David Resnick & Associates, P.C., whose New York City construction accident attorneys represent injured workers across the city and state.

“But we have to point out that the Department of Buildings also issued 5,100 stop-work orders last year due to safety rules violations,” Resnick said. “That’s a lot of construction sites where training was insufficient or someone just didn’t care about the rules.”

Bloomberg’s office said last month that New York City construction accidents decreased by 18 percent last year. Also, 7.8 percent fewer accidents resulted in injury. Five people died in construction accidents, marking a 73 percent decrease when compared to 2008.

Each of last year’s construction site deaths resulted from “improper procedures on the job site, such as a lack of fall protection and improper construction practices,” the mayor’s office said.

According to the office, the Department of Buildings has implemented more than 25 new construction safety laws since 2008 and increased enforcement.

“As long as there is improper training and supervision, faulty equipment and other forms of negligence at New York City construction sites, there will continue to be construction site injuries and deaths,” Resnick said. “One workplace injury or death caused by negligence is one too many.”

The firm’s New York City construction injury attorneys have secured compensation across New York for construction workers who were hurt on the job.

“Whenever a construction accident occurs in New York, it’s important to have an experienced construction accident lawyer review the circumstances of the incident,” Resnick said.

“Our attorneys know we can’t change what has happened to an injured or killed worker, but we can and will make sure to protect the rights of injured workers and their families,” he said.

About David Resnick & Associates, P.C.
David Resnick & Associates, P.C., is a New York City personal injury law firm that represents injured New York City construction workers and the families of those who have lost loved ones in a New York construction accident. The firm handles personal injury and wrongful death actions throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and surrounding areas. The firm’s additional practice areas include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, bus accidents, delivery truck accidents, hit-and-run accidents, subway accidents, taxi accidents, inadequate security, property injury and trip-and-fall accidents. Call the firm at (212) 279-2000 or use its online contact form for more information.

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