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How to Prevent NYC Construction Accidents

The Law Office Of Nicholas E. Tzaneteas

Construction accidents are some of the most common yet dangerous types of occupational injuries. However, the truth is that most of these injuries are avoidable. If you own or work for a New York construction company, read on to learn more about how to prevent an accident from occurring in the first place. More importantly, if you or a loved one has experienced a scaffolding or other construction related accident, call a NYC Construction Accident Lawyer immediately to evaluate your claim.

Conduct daily safety meetings.

Before the start of each workday, it’s important to cover the basics with your workers.  Employees need to be briefed about the different safety measures when it comes to each specific job site. As a project continues to progress, the hazards also change. It is up to project managers and team leaders to ensure that everyone on the job site is provided with proper instruction, and is aware of the changing regulations. Doing so can prevent careless accidents from occurring.

Provide protective safety gear.

Personal protective equipment is one of the most important features of maintaining a safe worksite. Depending on the project, any or all of the following gear must be provided for each employee:

  • Hard hat
  • Harness
  • Heavy-bottom boots
  • Eye protection
  • Reflective gear
  • Heavy duty gloves
  • Ear protectors

Minimize night shifts.

New York is the city that never sleeps, but that doesn’t mean your employees should be working around the clock. In fact, minimizing work during night hours can prevent unnecessary hazards, injuries, and even death. If you are on a tight deadline, ensure the work area is safely lit, there is adequate warning signage around the site, and your employees are working on the least dangerous task.

Increase visibility.

Traffic is nonstop in NYC, which means that all of your workers need to be outfitted with brightly colored and reflective gear at all times. Simply being visible to passersby and equipment operators helps to prevent injuries.

Encourage breaks.

Breaks are key to productivity and safety. Workers need to replenish their energy and fluids and get off of their feet throughout the day. Otherwise, they are prone to make mistakes from being lethargic or fatigued.
Heeding this advice can help minimize the likelihood of a life-threatening injury to you or someone you love. Construction is a critical industry for New York, but that doesn’t mean that corners should be cut and safety laws should be bypassed to meet deadlines. Contact us today if you have been the victim of a construction accident to see how we can help you.


Our experienced team will fight for you to earn you the monetary compensation you deserve after suffering a traumatic injury. We will review your accident and determine whether you are eligible for financial compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact the Law Firm of Nicholas Tzaneteas for a free consultation today at (718) 704-5519. Or, fill out our online form here for a no-obligation evaluation of your case.

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