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Power Lawyer Interview with Attorney Adam Rossol

Working on a construction site is dangerous, with serious risk to health and safety potentially exposing workers to accidents including falls, electrocution, getting struck or crushed by objects and other tragic accidents.  In New York City, high rise buildings only serve to raise the stakes further.
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Construction Accidents on the Rise

New York City has seen an unusually high number of fatal construction accidents this year.  According to a recent article in The New York Times, eight construction-related fatalities have been reported so far this year—as many as were reported in all of 2014 and more than twice the number reported in 2013.   Non-fatal accidents have also risen dramatically over recent years, up 24% from 2013 to 2014, according to the most recent data from the city’s Buildings Department.  Despite the labor laws and safety measures in place, construction workers face a greater risk of work-related accidents than employees in nearly every other U.S. industry.  Under New York law, any employee injured on the job is eligible to receive workers’ compensation.
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