Category: Construction Accidents

Boston will Soon be Able to Revoke Permits at Unsafe Work Sites

According to the Boston Globe, officials in the city will soon be able to revoke a construction permit for any worksite deemed unsafe for workers. Under the latest safety measure, city officials will be able to revoke an existing permit,

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Immigrant workers being exploited in recent construction growth

Thousands of immigrants, many undocumented, helping meet demand for workers in construction are doing often dangerous work for contractors seeking cheap labor. Many credible studies have found that these workers, wanting desperately to support their families are often paid below

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Two Boston Workers Killed in Flooding Accident

In 2014, 4,821 workers died while on the job, according to OSHA. While this is an improvement from the almost 14,000 workers who died every year before OSHA was established in 1971, it’s still far too high.  And tragically, in

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Cambridge Construction Worker Rescued from Thirty Foot Pit

Throughout history, construction has been one of the most dangerous professions.  Some construction projects are notorious for their high death counts — the Panama Canal had an estimated 30,609 worker deaths, for ex. Thankfully, safety standards have evolved exponentially since

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Massachusetts Workers Comp Patients: Opioid Prescriptions Declining

New data shows that Massachusetts doctors aren’t prescribing opioids to patients as often as they once did. Given the high rate of opioid prescription in this state in the past, this decrease may be a positive change for patients dealing

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Crane Tips over, Injuring Worker in Medford

A Massachusetts worker was injured recently when a crane tipped over on the Medford-Everett line. This accident is yet another reminder of the need for proper workplace safety procedures on construction sites. About the Incident According to the news article,

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Rise in Deaths of Undocumented Construction Workers

Increase in undocumented construction worker deaths

Despite the population of unauthorized immigrants dropping in New York City in recent years, the city has experienced a significant increase in deaths among undocumented construction workers. The New York Times reports that the deaths are related to a construction frenzy across all five

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Legal Loopholes Limit Massachusetts Workers Rights

Requiring Employees to Sign Waivers Limits Massachusetts Workers Rights Under both federal and Massachusetts labor rules and regulations, employees have the right to sue their employers for violations of the law including hourly wage disputes, discrimination, sexual harassment and any

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“Dying for Work in Massachusetts” Report Acknowledges Victims, Offers Reform Suggestions for Workplace Safety

The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH) and American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) recently released the 2015 edition of their annual report, “Dying for Work in Massachusetts.” MassCOSH and the AFL-CIO chose to

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Boston Construction Accidents

All accidents can be dangerous. Many of us boast nice, safe, office jobs with daylight hours where our only exposure to the elements or other vehicles is our drive to and from work. While anyone can get injured or suffer

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