Understanding the process of a New York construction accident investigation


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12/30/2011
Edmund J.M. Smyth
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If you’ve recently been injured in a New York construction accident, you may very well be talking to several different people regarding the accident and what exactly happened. How do you make sense of all these different players and their unending lists of questions?
Two main organizations typically investigate New York construction accidents:
First is the New York Department of Buildings. They are responsible for monitoring and enforcing specific city regulations regarding buildings. They review construction plans and hand out construction permits. They license local workers, such as engineers and contractors.
They also inspect buildings before issuing a certificate of occupancy and frequently investigate local construction accidents for any signs of safety violations.
Second is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This federal organization falls under the U.S. Department of Labor. 
OSHA trains employers on proper safety procedures and conducts regular safety inspections nationwide. It also investigates workplace accidents to determine if any of those standards were violated.
Any worker can file an anonymous complaint with OSHA by calling 1-800-321-6742.
If you’re not sure what to expect following your New York construction accident, you may want to contact an experienced New York construction accident lawyer who can help you during this confusing time.


Category: Construction Site Accidents


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